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[Photos] [Video] Requiem held to pray for world peace

TUESDAY, 14/02/2023 15:49:05

The Mong Son Thi Thuc (requiem for forsaken spirits) was held on February 13 at Con Son pagoda by the Organizing Board of the 2023 Con Son – Kiep Bac Spring Festival.

Monks solemnly performed many rituals during the ceremony to pray for world peace, prosperity, and bumper crops.

The requiem was founded in the 14th century by Venerable Huyen Quang, the third progenitor of Truc Lam Zen Buddhism, and successfully restored in 2006.

It aims to show the majesty of Buddhism, mercy, and saving of innumerable forsaken spirits of the underworld in Buddhist concept.

The Mong Son Thi Thuc has long been a typical spiritual feature of the traditional Con Son – Kiep Bac Spring Festival. The restoration and maintenance of the requiem has contributed to promoting intangible cultural values of Con Son – Kiep Bac special national relic site, forming a festival imbrued with the national characters.

Below are some photos of the Mong Son Thi Thuc at Con Son pagoda taken by Hai Duong Newspaper reporters:

Monks and leaders of the Con Son - Kiep Bac Relic Management Board offer incense at Con Son pagoda

The requiem solemnly takes place at the beautiful ancient Con Son pagoda

Many vegetarian dishes for forsaken spirits are placed in the pagoda yard 

Rice porridge is prepared for the ceremony

Monks walk around the yard reciting prayers

Superior Monk Thich Thanh Van, Head of the Executive Board of the provincial Buddhist Sangha, presides over the requiem

Many locals and visitors attend the ceremony



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