However, the Hatshepsut’s temple was also a sanctuary of Amon and included shrines of Hathor and Anubis. The shrine of Hathor remained a popular cult place of the Theban necropolis. The whole temple continues to preserve particular measure of its original aspect. There are a lot of depictions of Hatshepsut in Hathor chapel. The chapel of Anubis sits at the northern end of the second level colonnade.
In continuity, many in-demand areas involving study have been Wonyung, Yusik, Jeongto (Pure Land), along with the native Korean Beopseong. This monk Wonhyo tutored the "Pure Land"-practice involving Yeombul, which would become very well liked amongst the two scholars along with laypeople, and has had the lasting effect on Buddhist imagined in Korea. His / her work, which tries a
Marha Puha takes place mainly in Laos’ capital, Vientiane, and in the Khmer ruins of Wat Phu, near Champasak. There are grand parades and the circling of temples with candles, as well as religious music and chanting during this sacred Buddhist festival. 12Held on the night of the full moon in May, Waisak is a sacred festival that commemorates the birth of Buddha, his enlightenment and his death. It is mainly celebrated by Buddhist communities throughout Java. There are ceremonial offerings such as fruits and flowers, along with thousands of candles that symbolize Buddha’s enlightenment; lighting the darkness.
On Saturday March 24th I went to the Thien Hau Temple in Chinatown. I went to the temple with my friend Bianca and I met up with Tyler in our class. When we were first given the assignment I knew I wanted to visit a Buddhist temple because I know they have beautiful architecture as I’ve passed by a few in Los Angeles. I don’t know a lot about Buddhism except for the few things I learned about it in middle school. I wanted to visit the Hsi Lai temple in Hacienda Heights, but I couldn’t due to time restraints.
Talking about Vietnamese Buddhism, Mahāyāna Buddhism will be on people’s top of mind, which has a deeply influence in Vietnamese culture for many centuries. That is about today, how was it in ancient times? We cannot go back to the ancient time to see what really happened during that time but we can see it through all the historical records and artifacts, which is still existed and preserved until now. According to historical record, in the 2nd century CE the former Kingdom of Champa, which is in the central region of Vietnam now, was founded by Indian colonists and it is said to have had Theravāda Buddhism from as early as the 3rd century BC. The Buddhist sculptural tradition of the Buddha image at Quảng Khê is another factor that should
Cambodia Travelogue: Siem Reap (Day 3 – The Majestic Angkor Wat) Exploring a place you once read in textbooks is truthfully fascinating. It was in my grade school’s “Civics and Culture” book when I first find out about the Kingdom of Cambodia and its mythical temples, its heartbreaking history but astounding culture. There on, I made a promise to myself that if I’d be able to fly abroad the first time, I’d go to Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is beyond belief a fantasy for ages of revealing at least a portion of the tremendous city of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, actually came true. The legendary Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world!
The purpose of this paper is to explain history of Wong Tai Sin Temple and its ways of worship. In order to provide factual evidence, I attended a Taoist service near my local area and talked with the fortune teller in the temple. She acknowledged me of the process of Kau cim or fortune sticks and showing respects to the famous Taoist deity Wong Tai Sin. My family, as if most Chinese family, practices ancestral veneration. Chinese ancestral worship is based on the belief that ancestors still exist and interfere with the affairs of the present world.
There are many customs to follow in West Java and the most important one is, when a couple is getting married, when a couple gets married attendance is very important. To the people in West Java if one shows attendance, they are seen as a person who is respectful, that you care for the couple, and that you want to show support to the newlyweds. That is for the people who attend the wedding, but for those who get married, the ceremonies are way more different, it is called the ‘siraman ritual’ siraman means to take a bath. The place of this ritual usually takes place in a garden or a specially purposed placed for this ritual. The bride has to be showered with a copper bowl full of water and setaman flowers, like roses,jasmine, magnolia and cananga flowers, this water is called ‘banyu suci perwitosari’.
Accounts of travel satisfy a reader’s curiosity about foreign countries and ‘strange’ experiences; depending on the type of journey and the place involved, they may also fulfil a need for adventure. A traveller tries to capture lives on a different and foreign land and develop communication between two or more different cultures. Travel writing implies decoding an unknown, unfamiliar culture and recording it in terms of another known and familiar culture; it is an act of translating a culture, it provides a space in-between. Travel is a cultural comparison, an intercultural perception, a dynamic act of cultural translation and cultural construction, which is entangled in time and space. The resulting travel literature is, therefore, an interface of two cultures, one editing the other.