Deepavali: The Festival of Lights

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Deepavali (also known as Diwali in many other countries) is a widely celebrated festival in Indian communities around the world, such as the Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and the Nepalese Newar Buddhists. It is a joyous festival of lights, where families unite on the darkest night of the year to light candles, set off fireworks, and give gifts. They celebrate the victory of good over evil, as they mark different historical events and stories.

Although the main practice relates to Rama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and Sita (an incarnation of his consort Lakshmi), in South India it is sometimes associated with the divine pair of Shiva-Shakti. According to the Skanda Purana, the Goddess Shakti observed austerity for 21 days, starting from the eighth day of the waxing period of the moon (the ashtami of shukla paksha) to get half of the body of Lord Shiva. This vow of austerity is known as kedhara vrata.

Goddess Shakti

Goddess Shakti is worshiped in many forms, most commonly the Nava Durga, or the Nine Durgas. Click to enlarge.

Deepavali marks the final day of this austerity, also known as kedhara gauri vrata, to mark the day Lord Shiva accepted Shakti into the left half of his form and appeared as Ardhanarishvara. Ardent devotees observe this 21-day vrata by making a kalasha with 21 threads on it, and give 21 types of offerings for 35 days.

The Goddess Shakti is also known as Amma (meaning ‘mother’) in south India, especially in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which explains why some Indians in Malaysia relate Deepavali to the Goddess Shakti. Many villagers believe Shakti to be a protector, a punisher of evil people, a curer of diseases, and the one who gives welfare to the village.

 

Background

The origins of Deepavali began in the kingdom of Ayodhya, where the wise and powerful King Dasharatha lived with his three beautiful and intelligent wives, Kaushalya, Kaikeyi, and Sumitra. The King had no sons to inherit his kingdom, and together with his wives, they prayed fervently to the gods.

King Dasharatha accepting rice pudding from Agni, the god of fire. Click to enlarge.

King Dasharatha accepting rice pudding from Agni, the god of fire. Click to enlarge.

Their prayers were answered when the divine fire god Agni arose from the sacrificial flames holding a bowl of rice pudding (known as payasam in Tamil or kheer in Hindi). Agni told the king and his queens that the gods were pleased with their sacrifice, and that Vishnu himself had decided to be born on earth as their son. The queens had to divide the rice pudding between them, and in time, divine children would be born to them.

As King Dasharatha began to divide the rice pudding between his three wives, a crow swooped down and took Sumitra’s portion before she could eat it. In response, Kaushalya and Kaikeyi immediately shared their portions with Sumitra.

In time, Rama was born to Queen Kaushalya, Bharata to Queen Kaikeyi, and the twins Lakshmana and Shatrughna to Queen Sumitra. Queen Sumitra had twins because she had eaten two portions of the rice pudding. These four sons were god-given, embodiments of the great Lord Vishnu, and hence possessed beauty, power, and skill. But among the four sons, Prince Rama was the bravest, wisest, and most handsome.

Lord Vishnu and his divine consort, the goddess Lakshmi. Click to enlarge.

Lord Vishnu and his divine consort, the goddess Lakshmi. Click to enlarge.

On the day the four princes reached manhood, King Dasharatha decreed the kingdom to his eldest son Rama, to the joy of all his people except one person, Manthara. She was the hunchback servant of Queen Kaikeyi, mother to Bharatha. Manthara poisoned Queen Kaikeyi’s mind against Rama with lies, telling her that when Rama became king, he would turn against her son Bharatha and send him to exile. Manthara convinced Queen Kaikeyi to go to the king and demand that her son Bharatha be made king and to have Rama banished from the kingdom.

The king was heartbroken, but agreed because he had made a vow to Queen Kaikeyi years ago, to grant her anything she wished. Although everyone had sworn allegiance to Rama, he, his wife Sita, and his younger brother Lakshmana obediently left Ayodhya for life in the jungle. Bharata was shocked at his mother’s actions. He asked Rama for a pair of his sandals, and placed them on the throne, telling Rama that he would rule the kingdom in Rama’s name until he returned. The pair of sandals on the throne therefore became a symbol of Rama’s rule.

Left to right: Lakshmana, Sita, and Lord Rama entering exile in the jungle. Click to enlarge.

Left to right: Lakshmana, Sita, and Lord Rama entering exile in the jungle. Click to enlarge.

In the faraway island of Lanka, there lived a cruel and powerful demon king called Ravana, who had ten heads and twenty arms, and travelled through the air on a chariot pulled by man-eating mules with sharp teeth. Evil Ravana would send out his demons to torment the wise peoples of the world, to disrupt their offerings to the gods, and to make the lives of ordinary folk miserable.

When Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana arrived in this part of the world, the people greeted them joyously, and asked the princes to protect them from Ravana’s demons. And so, Rama and Lakshmana took up their weapons to fight the demonic hordes, and protected the wise men and women. The demons returned to Ravana, and reported that they had been defeated by Rama and Lakshmana.

Outraged, Ravana flew in his chariot to where the princes were living a simple life. When he saw the beautiful Sita, he decided to make her one of his wives in Lanka. He lured both Rama and Lakshmana away from the jungle hut, and then disguised himself as a harmless old man to ask for a drink from Sita. Before she could bring him a drink, Ravana scooped her up in his arms and took her to the remote island of Lanka.

Rama and Lakshmana were dismayed by Sita’s disappearance. They began searching for her, but were unsuccessful until they came across the vulture King Jetayu, lying wounded on the ground. Jetayu told them he had seen the demon king flying in his chariot, with a beautiful woman on board crying out for help. Jetayu had tried to help but was seriously wounded by Ravana.

The demon King Ravana abducting the goddess Sita

The demon King Ravana abducting the goddess Sita

Rama and Lakshmana immediately went about searching for Ravana, and they came across Sugriva, the King of the Monkeys. Sugriva and all his monkeys were eager to help and they spread out in all directions to locate Sita. One of Sugriva’s followers was the powerful monkey Hanuman, who found Sita, and as soon she was discovered, Hanuman flew down and told her he was there with Rama and Lakshmana to rescue her.

Hanuman tricked Ravana and his demons, allowing them to capture and bind him with ropes. The demons set fire to Hanuman’s tail whereupon he broke his bonds and leapt from roof to roof, setting fire to all of Lanka. Hanuman then escaped and went back to tell Rama of his discovery. Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and a multitude of fierce monkeys then marched towards the sea and built a bridge of rocks to cross over to Lanka to rescue Sita.

They fought Ravana for many days, overcoming many deceitful and cunning tricks that Ravana employed. Eventually, they defeated and killed him, and Rama and Sita were reunited to the loud cheers of Lakshmana, Sugriva, Hanuman, and all the monkey army. Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana then bade a fond farewell to their monkey friends and headed back to the Kingdom of Ayodhya.

All along the way, joyful people lit lamps to celebrate their triumphant victory over Ravana. The people of Ayodhya were jubilant to have Rama and Sita back, and lit candles along the path of their return. The magnificent city of Ayodhya was ablaze with light as the four princes were reunited.

Lord Rama, the goddess Sita, and Lakshmana returning to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana

Lord Rama, the goddess Sita, and Lakshmana returning to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana

Rama and Sita ascended the throne and ruled wisely for many years. To this day, Deepavali is celebrated to mark the triumphant return of Rama and Sita and the victory of good over evil, truth over ignorance, and light over darkness. Hanuman later became one of Rama’s most faithful devotees, and one of the favourite deities in Hinduism. Special prayers and pujas dedicated to Lord Hanuman are performed a day before Deepavali in North India and Gujarat. This day is known as Narak Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudash, Roop Chaturdashi, or Chaudash.

In several regions, the day before Deepavali is also believed to be the birthday of Hanuman. Lord Rama himself proclaimed that people should always worship Hanuman before they worshipped him. As the easiest way to reach Lord Rama’s feet is through Hanuman, it is only natural that people perform Hanuman’s puja before Deepavali. It must be noted here that in the majority of regions, Hanuman’s birthday, known as Hanuman Jayanti, is observed on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra, i.e. March – April.

The monkey god Hanuman

The monkey god Hanuman

On the day of Deepavali itself, special pujas and prayers are also performed to Lord Hanuman, during which sindhur (vermilion) and oil are offered to him. Hanuman is believed to give strength to fight evil spirits and inauspiciousness on this day.

 

Deepavali Celebrations in Malaysia

As with all religious festivals, Deepavali is a time for family reunions, and it is a national holiday in Malaysia. Those of the Hindu faith celebrate this festival with no expense spared. In the days leading up to Deepavali, there is lots of shopping to do for new clothes (saris), bangles, and festive decorations. There is also a lot of cooking, and families will restock their spices to make their favourite Deepavali snacks and meals in anticipation of friends who will visit and join in the festive celebrations. Little India is a popular shopping destination for these items.

Colourful paper lanterns and kolams, intricate floor designs made from coloured rice or coloured powder, are put up as decorations in homes. Diyas (oil lamps) are also lit to adorn every corner of the house on the auspicious day of Deepavali and add fervour to the festive spirit.

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Kolams

A kolam, with its myriad designs, patterns and colours, is an expression of emotion, and is commonly drawn in front of homes to welcome guests. This expression need not necessarily be religious, and sometimes can even convey social concerns. It is this emotion, however, which breathes life into what would otherwise be an empty form with no meaning.

In bygone days, hens would peck at and squirrels would lick off the rice flour used to draw the kolams. Today, stone dust is used, which has the added benefit of keeping away tiny insects. With more and more people living in high-rise buildings, a sticker may also be used in its place.

The intricate patterns and designs that are kolams began early in history. Over the centuries, drawing kolams developed into a very sophisticated art form, but in recent years, it has begun to disappear. However, they can still be seen as part of religious practices at home, and are popular in shopping malls as floor designs. A few weeks before Deepavali, beautiful kolams can be seen in Pavilion KL, The Gardens Mall, and Suria KLCC.

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Kolams

 

Clay Lamps

A diya, diyo, deya, divaa, deepa, deepam, or deepak is an oil lamp used in India and Nepal, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil. A diya emits light when the wick fuelled by oil burns, and temple diyas that are used to bless worshipers are referred to as aarti.

Clay diyas are often used as temporary lighting for special occasions, while diyas made from brass are permanent fixtures in homes and temples. Diyas originated from India and Nepal, and are often used in Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Zoroastrian religious festivals, including Deepavali. A similar lamp called a butter lamp is used in Tibetan Buddhist offerings as well. In Tamil Nadu, diyas are called deepam, and are lit especially during the extended Deepavali or Karthikai Deepam.

The lit lamp is considered an auspicious symbol that wards off evil forces and ushers in prosperity and joy. These lights are kept on throughout the night, and homes are cleaned prior to the festival to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi, whom Hindus believe to be the consort of Lord Vishnu and the goddess of wealth.

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However, there is even more symbolism to the diya. Most Hindu households light a diya once every morning and in the evening. It’s not just a customary practice but signifies the submission of one’s soul to the supreme power.

The oil in the diya represents the dirt (greed, jealousy, hatred, lust) that humans tend to accumulate over the course of their lives, while the cotton wick is symbolic of the aatman (self). So in order to attain enlightenment and unite with Brahman (the supreme power), one must be rid of materialism.

Moreover, a diya also symbolises knowledge. An ignorant person often remains in the dark and is unable to follow the events happening around him. It is only when he gains some knowledge that he can realise the purpose of his existence. And hence, a diya signifies the defeat of ignorance through knowledge by giving up material desires.

The following mantra in Sanskrit highlights the importance of jyoti (light) on the path one must adopt to attain inner peace:

Asato maa sad-gamaya (Lead us from Untruth to Truth)
Tamaso maa jyotir-gamaya (From Darkness to Light)
Mrityor-maa-mritan gamaya (From Death to Immortality)
OM shaanti shaanti shaanti (OM peace, peace peace)

So, a diya is not just a decorative item but reminds one and all to give up their materialistic desires and defeat their ignorance by gaining knowledge if they wish to merge with God.

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Customary lighting of Diyas

 

Oil Baths

The abhyang snan (holy bath ritual) takes place on the first day of Deepavali, usually in the morning, to cleanse the body and soul. Since the abhyang snan is performed before sunrise, it is considered as holy as taking a bath in the river Ganges.

Such are the qualities of an abhyanga snan that some experts have suggested taking abhyang snan every day to receive its benefits, as it helps boost circulation, removes dead skin cells, softens and smoothens the skin, thoroughly cleanses the body, and calms the mind through its aromas.

The procedures of abhyang snan are as follows:

  1. Wake before sunrise
  2. Massage the entire body with a scented oil
  3. Let the oil absorb into the skin for about half an hour
  4. Apply uptan/utane/utnah (a paste of spices and gram flour) and thoroughly massage the body with this natural scrub before rinsing with water.
  5. Have a regular bath using scented soap, typically fragranced with rose or sandalwood
  6. Wear new clothes. Customarily, traditional clothes are worn such as saris, lehengas, churidar kurtas, and salwar kameez.
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Oil bath

 

Visiting Temples

Having donned new attire bought days before the festival, Hindus will then perform their prayers at home or in temples.

In Kuala Lumpur, devotees go to temples such as the Sri Subramaniyar Temple in Batu Caves. Foreigners and tourists are also welcome to visit to join in the celebrations, as well as to savour the delicacies sold by traders at the premises. In Ipoh, they have their own ‘Little India’ township where the festive mood is vibrant with visitors and colourful Deepavali decorations.

In Penang, temples along Jalan Kebun Bunga are filled with the Deepavali spirit, with the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple being the focus of the festive celebrations. As most of the shops in Little India will be closed, many people, including tourists, take the opportunity to do some sightseeing at areas such as Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia, and Jalan Pasar.

Following the prayers in the temple, devotees usually return home and open their houses for families and friends to visit and get together to share and bond and enjoy festive snacks and meals. Firecrackers are also lit in celebration and to scare off evil spirits.

 

Deepavali Food

Deepavali is a vibrant, colourful, joyous celebration expressed through colour, lights, and food. About a month before the festival, women get together in each other’s kitchens in turn to make Deepavali snacks, such as Indian sweetmeats, known as mithai.

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Mithai are made from chickpea flour, rice flour, semolina, various beans, lentils and grains, squashes, carrots, mixed with thickened condensed milk or yoghurt. Cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, chirongi nuts, coconut, or raisins can be added, and the mithai can be deep-fried and fragranced with sweet spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fresh fenugreek leaves, or nutmeg before being further ornamented with saffron, rose or pandan leaf water, and edible silver or gold leaf.

There are many variations of mithai, such as the diamond-shaped ‘shakkarpara’, the noodle-like ‘sev’, and a range of sweet and savoury ‘puris’. Regional specialities, like ‘mawa kachori‘, ‘moti pak‘, and ‘sohan papdi’ require elaborate preparation, and mithai nowadays are available in low-fat, low-sugar, and baked versions. It is customary to exchange extravagantly decorated boxes of mithai, dried fruit, nuts, or silver serving dishes with family and friends.

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Traditional Deepavali sweets

Traditionally, different speciality meals are cooked on different days of the festival, and these vary further depending on region. Generally speaking, puris, traditionally deep-fried in expensive ghee, replace flatbreads and are accompanied by different dhals, vegetable curries, fried titbits such as pakoras and a pudding on each day of the festival. Many Indians, though not all, continue their vegetarian practice this time of year.

The first day may see celebrators eat large-grain cracked wheat sautéed with ghee and sugar known as ‘lapsi’, which is very popular as it is associated with wealth. This may be accompanied by a curry made with yard-long beans which symbolise longevity due to their length.

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The second day may see anarasa being served, a rice and jaggery dish associated with the elimination of evil spirits. A milky rice pudding, kheer or payasam, is also eaten alongside light, fluffy urad lentil pakoras.

More festive dishes from around the subcontinent include ‘galaka’, a curry of courgette-like squash; ‘ukkarai’, a steamed dish of split chickpea and mung bean batter; ‘sheera’, a fudgy sweet of semolina sautéed with raisins, cashew nuts, cardamom and saffron; steamed fine-grain cracked wheat porridge topped with ghee and sugar known as ‘kansar’; crumbly doughnuts called ‘balushahi’; and sweet flatbreads stuffed with mashed pigeon peas, saffron and cardamom called ‘poli’.

Women spend the entire day in the kitchen before Deepavali making the men’s favourite dishes and sweets, and are presented with lavish gifts in return.

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Some dishes commonly served during Deepavali

 

Where to go in Kuala Lumpur

Most restaurants and shops in Kuala Lumpur will operate as usual during Deepavali, but Indian-owned businesses are usually closed during this time. There are two areas better known as Little India in Kuala Lumpur where one can visit to witness the Deepavali preparations and celebrations. One is located in the area called Brickfields, which lies within walking distance of KL Sentral (the main central train station of Kuala Lumpur). One just needs to follow the signs to the Monorail KL station.

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Little India

Hindu temples such as Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple and Sri Mahamariamman Temple are excellent places for photo opportunities. As with any religious sites, one just has to make sure to dress appropriately (no shorts and sleeveless tops) and head there early in the morning, when the Hindus conduct prayers and ceremonial rites.

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Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple

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Sri Mahamariamman Temple

The other area is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which is a short distance from the Masjid Jamek RapidKL metro station, or the Medan Tuanku Monorail station.

 

Shopping

One of the first things to do for Deepavali celebrators is to buy new clothes. The main shopping hubs for Indian garments are Masjid India in KL and Little India in Klang.

The Madras Store in Masjid India has been in operation for 30 years. Their affordable saris, textiles, and bangles are imported from India. Shivom is recommended for its textiles and vibrant Punjabi suits. Haniffa’s collection is smaller, but of superior quality. Prices of cotton and chiffon saris range from RM25 to the thousands for pure Kanchipuram silk saris. Lucky Noble is another popular stop. Prices there begin at RM120, due to the detailed beading and weaving.

Fifty minutes on the KTM from KL Sentral brings you to Little India in Klang. Known as Jalan Tengku Kelana, the place is a veritable treasure trove for everything you need. Gayathiri Silk Sarees Palace has gorgeous designs imported from India, and they give generous discounts. Next to the Indian Mosque, Ajuntha gets their saris and textiles straight from factories on the outskirts of India, which explains their cheap but high quality items. One can lose all sense of time in Chennai Silks, located a few steps away from the train station. Their huge range of textiles and ready-made items will most likely be enough to fulfil your mission. And most importantly, bargaining is allowed.

If you don’t have the time to get to the shops, Johor-based online shopping site Shobi G (www.facebook.com/sarees.shobig) offers free shipping within Malaysia plus reasonable refund and exchange policies. Also recommended is Indifashion (www.indifashion.my), where one can shop for the family at this Delhi-based online store. Even with shipping, items are still affordable.

  • Ajuntha Textiles 20 Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang (03 3371 7571)
  • Chennai Silks 1 Jalan Istana, Klang (03 3372 7272)
  • Gowre Silk Saarees Palace 74 Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang (03 3373 6505)
  • Haniffa 149 Jalan Masjid India, KL (03 2693 8620)
  • Lucky Noble 1-16, first & second floor, Plaza City One, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, KL (03 2692 6855/www.seherish.com.my)
  • Madras Store 100 Jalan Masjid India, KL (03 2693 0072)
  • Mangala Theebam 245 Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields (03 2274 0360/www.mangalatheebam.com)
  • Shivom Traders 14 Jalan Bunus Enam, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, KL (03 2693 1234)
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Deepavali shopping

 

Décor

Shops specialising in Indian/Deepavali décor items are concentrated in Klang and Brickfields. Gayathri Silver Brass Cash & Carry is located in a small alley off Little India in Klang. The store offers a variety of prayer items, tiny clay lamps and incense powders, and everything else you need for prayers.

Although kolams are important, they are painstakingly time-consuming to create. Easy sticker kolams are a convenient alternative, at RM20 each at Sarojani. Alternatively, call in the specialists from Dass Kolam, where prices start from RM800.

Another good place to stock up on décor and prayer items is the Deepavali Carnival. Previously held at Brickfields, it has relocated to the more spacious Bukit Jalil. There are hundreds of vendors from India, Malaysia, and Pakistan hawking their wares and services. Visit on the last day for better discounts, but be prepared for bigger crowds.

  • Dass Kolam (016 494 7674)
  • Deepavali Carnival Car Park A, National Sports Complex, Bukit Jalil, KL (03 2278 5555)
  • Gayathri Cash & Carry 1 Jalan Pulasan, off Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang (03 3373 8181)
  • Sarojani 52 Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang (03 3371 9762)
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Some traditional Deepavali decorative items

 

Mithai (Indian sweets)

In Brickfields, Jesal specialises in the fudge-like barfi, rasgulla and gulab jamun, while Sangheetha Café in Masjid Jamek touts their kaju katli, laddu and murukku as bestsellers. If you’re pressed for time, call their delivery service three days in advance. Little India’s confectionery store Richman’s Candy has prettily wrapped modern sweetmeats. Ask for tasters before you buy.

  • Jesal Sweet House 84 Jalan Sambanthan, Brickfields (03 2274 6801/www.jesalsweethouse.com)
  • Richman’s Candy 25 Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang (012 209 9473)
  • Sangheeta Vegetarian Restaurant 40 Palace Hotel Plaza, Jalan Masjid India, KL (03 2694 4233)
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Some varieties of mithai

 

Pampering

With outlets in Brickfields, Masjid India, Little India, and even Bangsar, the upscale beauty salon Vaani’s provides a wide range of beauty services. Sit back and get your mani-pedi, hair, threading, and detailed henna tattoos done before Deepavali. For a cheaper option, the henna girls outside the Mydin store at Masjid India do a roaring business.

  • Vaani’s 233A, first floor, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields (03 2274 4644/www.vaanis.com).
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Henna is popular for all major Indian festivals, especially during Deepavali

 

Deepavali Dates

  • 2017: Thursday, October 19
  • 2018: Wednesday, November 7
  • 2019: Sunday, October 27
  • 2020: Saturday, November 14

Sources:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F5tzMBHcFc
  • http://www.hindu-blog.com/2008/10/hanuman-and-diwali-worship-and-puja-of.html
  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/Capturing-the-intricacies-of-%E2%80%98kolam%E2%80%99/article14999956.ece
  • http://sundaysatsang.blogspot.my/2014/10/importance-of-oil-bath-on-deepavali-and.html
  • http://www.indiaparenting.com/indian-culture/70_1574/significance-of-holy-bath-during-diwali.html
  • https://www.timeout.com/kuala-lumpur/things-to-do/guide-to-deepavali

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  1. Sharon Ong on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Being Malaysian, it is always good to know more about our fellow Malaysians’ cultures and faiths. By knowing more about other’s cultures and believes, we learn to accept diversity better, enabling peaceful and harmonious co-existence.

    I enjoyed reading this comprehensive and informative write-up on the Festival of Lights. This is also useful for those who would like to learn more about the significance of this meaningful Hindu celebration, especially those who are visiting Malaysia for the first time.

    Thank you for this post, Rinpoche.

  2. Any on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for the sharing. Very detail info about hindu and deepavali celebration

  3. Anne Ong on Aug 4, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Very beautiful write up about Deepavali and it’s history. Reminds me of the sweet old days from our old indian maid who brought us food during Deepavali. Some of my favorite Indian delicacies are,Semolina Kesari,Semolina Uppuman,Vadai and Muruku. Makes me feel like eating now…lol!!! Thank you very much Rinpoche for this wonderful article! 🙂

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 29, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    This is good article to learn about the origins of Deepavali, all I knew before was it was a battle between good and evil, the article here presents a clearer picture of what happened that lead to the origins of this festival.

    For Buddhist, the darkness of ignorance is always dispelled by light. So it is wonderful that the Hindus has a festival that banishes the darkness away, I really rejoice about that. As overcoming ignorance is important, for worldly and spiritual practitioners and for success, it matters a lot.

  5. Stella Cheang on Jul 23, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Deepavali is a flavourful festival where rich colours are used to decorate the premises and lights will be lit everywhere. It is rarely known to the multi-racial community of beautiful Malaysia that the festival actually marks the victory over Demon King Ravana and rescuing the abducted Goddess Sita from Demon King Ravana. Today, the celebration of Deepavali signifies victory of good over evil, truth over ignorance, and light over darkness. Therefore, may we all be joyous to look forward to the beautiful celebration of Deepavali and be reminded to battle our inner demon, ignorance and darkness. Thank you for this sharing.

  6. Joey Tan on Jul 22, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Thanks for sharing about Deepavali celebration. I get to know about background of the hindu religion, foods, temples and shopping. The blog not only shared about buddhism but also shared about hindu celebration as well. Good sharing for all readers.

  7. Uncle Eddie on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Indian Nationality forms up one of the major four races of nationalities in Malaysia. The Indian race has been migrating to this country even before the British colonised Malaysia, promoting the Malaysian beliefs, influence and different cultures of the peoples of Malaysia including the expansion of its trade. Today we can still see a restricted influx of Indian migration to Malaysia, due perhaps to the foreign spouses who are married to Malaysian Indians. Deepavali or Divali is a festival of lights that is celebrated annually. For those with the Hindu faith, Deepavali in Malaysia is a time for family reunions and get-together. It is a national holiday in Malaysia, which, those of the Hindu faith can have the opportunity to exhibit their expertise cooking of special meals, dinners and snacks for their relative and special friends to join in the festive celebrations with prayers and worshiping! Countless colorful lanterns and Kolams, intricate colored rice or colored paper will be used to decorate the floor design of the homes. Divas(oil lamps) will also be adorned to lit up every corner of the house on this auspicious occassion of Deepavali, adding fervour to sprout up the festive spirit of this important religious celebrations, not only for the Indians, but all Malaysians!

  8. Samfoonheei on Jul 21, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Deepavali the festival of lights is observed by Hindus faith in the seventh month of the Hindu calendar.It is one of the most important festivals of the year for the Hindus who celebrate in traditional customs.There are said to be many different stories about the origin of the festival ,here in Malaysia its more or less family reunion ,gathering and going to temples.As a multi-cultural country with a diverse mix of cultural traditions ,Deepavali is celebrated by the other faith to foster a closer relationship to live harmony and peacefully.
    Leading up to Deepavali, shopping has to be done for new clothes and for the making of traditional Indian goodies. Beautiful colourful kolams can be seen in shopping malls,hotels and homes which i do enjoyed looking.
    Inviting friends and relatives over with delicious indian dishes and sweets is a must for celebration.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  9. Sarah on Jul 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    This is a very good article on Deepavali, its background and the customs practised by the Hindus and Sikhs in Malaysia. There is a lot of useful information for visitors to Malaysia who wish to find out more about the festival. There is one peculiar feature that is not found in other countries – the open house practice of receiving guests from different communities. This is practised in Malaysia during all major festivals. As these open houses are usually announced, it is even possible for tourists to attend them if they wish to experience how the festivals are celebrated and enjoy the delicious food as well.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 19. 2018 12:16 PM
    I have enjoyed reading books or watching paranormal videos from time to time.. I do believed unseen beings definitely do exist. As long as we do no harm or disturb them , they too do us no harm. But in all we got to accept it seriously as in some cases the unseen beings might be aggressive. We are fortunate we have Dorje Shugden protecting us ….having trust and faith in our practice , respecting the unseen being by making offerings to them. All the paranormal stories which Rinpoche experiences were interesting and scary. I do enjoyed the snake spirit , Banging Pots to name . Seem to be interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/paranormal-collection.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 19. 2018 12:15 PM
    Amazing ……The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It was once the residence of the HH Dalai Lama until the HH 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. It is one of the most famous attractions in Tibet and it seem to be the highest ancient palace around the world. Its in my bucket list to go there for a pilgrimage. That’s my wish after reading and seeing those beautiful pictures of the place. Potala Palace is a must-see attraction in Lhasa.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 11:05 PM
    This article is a very precious sharing on Gen Nyima and Dorje Shugden oracle. I appreciate very much and would like to share some of my thoughts here:

    The Significance of Dorje Shugden
    a. Although Gen Nyima did not practice Dorje Shugden but he confirmed that Dorje Shugden is Manjushri and everyone knows this especially all the high lamas.
    b. There was one time HH the 98th Gaden Tripa Jetsun Jampel Shenpen was very ill and his secretary came to visit Gen Nyima. Gen Nyima advised to perform a full Dorje Shugden Torgya ritual. This is because Dorje Shugden has become the principal Protector of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition and therefore by performing these pujas, Gaden Tripa would recover.

    The importance of guru devotion
    Dorje Shugden always protects, helps and guides faithful practitioners in spiritual path. If one person does not practice the dharma, against the guru’s advice or disrespecting guru, will not lead the person to enlightenment path. For this instance, Rinpoche asked the Protector Dorje Shugden not to take trance in the lady. After that, it was told that Dorje Shugden never took trance through her again. The lady went to monasteries and requested to become an oracle again, but she was told to repair her samaya with her teacher.

    Focus and have faith in practice
    It is believed that Gen Nyima practiced and focused on Yamantaka. Gen Nyima practiced Yamantaka diligently that included daily sadhana for 4 times per day with rituals and offerings, mantra recitations and full meditation. Gen Nyima said if practice Yamantaka, do not need any other Protector because Yamantaka is also a Protector. Gen Nyima only relied on Yamantaka for many matters included divinations, bless and heal the people and control the weather etc.

    It is said that if you reveal the deity you practise, you will not gain attainments. But, Gen Nyima told Rinpoche about his practice on Yamantaka and this implied that he has achieved higher levels of spiritual attainments and he is no different from Yamantaka. Furthermore, HH the 14th Dalai Lama believed and certified Gen Nyima’s meditational attainments and abilities. HH the 14th Dalai Lama asked Gen Nyima not to die or show signs of old age and sickness. Gen Nyima replied that he will follow the instruction.

    The practice of Eight Worldly Concerns
    Gen Nyima had studied up to the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) philosophy level in the monastery. Gen Nyima was very humble, sincere and he did not want to sit the examinations and earn a degree. He just wanted to meditate.

    When Gen Nyima lived in deep forest of Bhutan, he had helped and healed many people including the Queen Mother of Bhutan. There was no greed or selfishness in Gen Nyima. He only took very little of the money that needed for his and his assistant’s subsistence. While the balance of the money would offer to HH the Dalai Lama and Gaden Monastery. Another example was Gen Nyima just used an Amul cheese container for divinations instead of silver, brass, wood or clay divination boxes.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-jolenpa-bodhisattva-gen-nyima.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 10:20 PM
    Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 09:43 PM
    Some of the pictures are so funny, cute and some very heartwarming. I like the best is the huge dog caring for the small kitten. It’s like a mom taking care of the young baby. So warm and so much love. All animals have feelings like us. Treat them good.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/very-heartwarming-photos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 02:37 PM
    Inspiring yet powerful article and transcript of Mr Chen, the Chinese Buddhist billionaire. He has started an online games company and had accumulated worth of billions yet feeling unhappy and streesful. He eventually decided he had to salvage his own health after experiencing panic attacks. At the peak of his career he decided to put his wealth for something more meaningful. Combined with his Buddhist beliefs, convinced him to study and commit to researching the human brain and to transcend suffering.
    He gave out most of his fortune to support brain research.
    And even gave millions to various causes, including education, charities, healthcare, disaster relief, and poverty relief. He realised at end of the day , wealth is not everything , we should let go , afterall dealth is unpreditable. An example to all of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-chinese-buddhist-billionaire-who-wants-to-fix-your-brain.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 02:37 PM
    A wonderful details write-up for anyone who is planning a pilgrimage or visiting there. Its will makes the trip such easier. A very profound teachings and explanations of the four Sacred sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal. Beautiful pictures of 4 important sites of Vajra Yogini which I am fortunate to have a look at. I have not been to Kathmandu before but would love to visit if I have the opportunity. In fact getting excited after reading this article and watching those videos. Learning some new knowledge of what to do after visiting each site and at the end of trip and making the four aspirational prayers as recommended.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/four-sacred-sites-of-vajrayogini-in-nepal.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Jul 18. 2018 10:36 AM
    Thank you for this brief introduction of the most recognisable landmark in Lhasa, the Potala Palace. At the centre of the Tibetan government and also the winter palace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this magnificent 13-storey building is indeed a architecture masterpieces. It is also interesting to note the mystical Demoness of Tibet that illustrates the physical location of important monasteries in Tibet.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/potala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 02:48 PM
    Voodoo is an Afro-Caribbean religion where by their practices revolve around specific beliefs and a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. These African Voodoo practice has been going on for many hundreds of years. It was once misunderstood. Some claimed as witchcraft but they are not and it is still practiced today. It was declared as a true religion where everyone can practices freely and worship as they like without discrimination.
    Because of the Tibetan Leadership (CTA) political agenda and due to the differences from their own belief, they instituted the ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners. At this century everyone should given the freedom to choose what they believes and what to practise without discrimination.
    Is heart breaking to read articles on the CTA’s official website of the ban which has indeed cause disharmony among the Tibetan communities. The Tibetan Leadership at one side said that everyone can have the freedom to practise but at one end they are against it. They are not truly democratic at all. Dorje Shugden practice is banned by the Tibetan leadership while the Voodoo was banned by European colonisers previously. As times goes by the authority accepted the voodoo practice. The CTA should followed the example of what actually a democratic country like by lifting the ban so as people can practice freely to what they want .
    Its wonderful to know of the Voodoo’s practice from the videos.
    May HH Dalai Lama please lift the ban soon to create a peaceful and harmonious communities .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/voodoo-and-the-tibetan-leadership.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 02:47 PM
    Great post for many to have a better understanding of our own Malaysian land…..state of Kedah. Many of us are not aware of the beauty of Kedah. I have been twice there yet still could not cover all corners as it is a vast State. Yes ..its definitely a place to visit this ‘ Rice bowl of Malaysia’ which was sometimes called. Visited the mainland and Langkawi Island which has plenty to offer to locals as well as foreigner. The many places of interests are fantastic which has a historical stories and legends behind it. I have visited those common places like … Paddy Museum, Pulau Payar Marine Park, Tasik Dayang Bunting , Mahsuri’s Tomb and so forth to name a few.
    Visitors to Kedah must try their delicacies which are different from those other states of Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Sharon Ong for this sharing .

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-kedah-malaysia.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 12:38 AM
    Where can you find Buddhist texts, scriptures, ebooks and other documents for download at ZERO COST??
    Here –> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/free-downloads-texts

    There are texts from General Buddhism to Buddhist Philosophy, Tantra and more, suitable for everyone from the beginner spiritual seeker to the advanced practitioner.

    Do come back regularly as we will be adding more texts.
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:47 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche’s private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:18 PM
    Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 09:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these useful tips when we engage in a retreat. I think it is very important to set the highest motivation before engaging in a retreat and then focus on it during the retreat. We are really very fortunate to have all the guidance from Rinpoche and pastors and comfortable venue to do retreat here in Kechara. Appreciate Rinpoche’s kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/5-practical-tips-for-a-spiritual-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 16. 2018 08:40 PM
    Retreat is indeed a great way to breakaway from our busy schedule to seek for a calm and peaceful mind. Not only that, it is a great way to connect with the Buddha for a few days without any disturbance, just us and Buddha. We are all very fortunate that Rinpoche created Kechara Forest Retreat where we have a conducive environment for retreat. Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/6-signs-you-need-a-retreat-pronto.html

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Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
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Oser is super funny. Dharma boy is super funny. Look how they avoid and attack Chip! LOL- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg
Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
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Very nice picture of Pabongka Rinpoche, Oracle of Shugden and Gen Lobsang Yeshe who helped HH Dalai Lama out of Tibet.
Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
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Me and peek-a-boo Oser who is pretending to be a rabbit. LOL Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
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Tsem Rinpoche's private quarters has such a beautiful shrine for you to view and be blessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAfpMoN2bA
Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- 
 https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
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Sacred Guru Rinpoche thangka w/ Mother Green Tara on his left & World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden on his right- https://bit.ly/2uqdg7f
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here -  https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen- Read Here - https://bit.ly/2uyhkBt
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
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Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu- Read here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=162787
Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
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Dorje Shugden Arrives in a Nepali School | नेपाली विद्यालयमा दोर्जे शुग्देनको प्रवेश।- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164978
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys. I love them very much.
My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
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My doggies are super cute. He is Dharma boy in grey and she is Oser girl in the white. They looked like little stuffed toys.
Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215

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Four Sacred Sites of Vajra Yogini in Nepal- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=164215 This is an important pilgrimage blog post everyone must study and understand as one day you could visit and make prayers. Also this post has the various lineages of the sacred Lady Vajra Yogini's practice. A must read. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
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Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat
Sakya tradition\'s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Sakya tradition's thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lama nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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Tsem Rinpoche's shrine next to his working table
Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
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Tsem Rinpoche teaching around 20 years back in Wisdom Centre Kuala Lumpur.
A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A Indian Yogi meditating on the path of Vajra Yogini deep in the forest as he is guarded by his wisdom protector Dorje Shugden. If we rely on him, Dorje Shugden will watch over us unwaveringly.~Tsem Rinpoche
A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A very rare lineage of the Severed-Head Vajra Yogini thangka. She has severed her head and holding it in her own skull cup. Top left is Indra Kacho Vajra Varahi, centre is Flying Vajra Yogini and top right is Maitri Kacho Vajra Yogini.~Tsem Rinpoche
A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
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A stunning ethereal depiction of Dorje Shugden invoked by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia.~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful thangka with upper left: Guru Rinpoche in the form of Nyima Odser, centre Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, right Tsongkapa, bottom left Protector Dorje Drolod and bottom right Protector of wisdom Dorje Shugden.~Tsem Rinpoche
A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his \'assistant\' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
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A meditator in Tibet has a vision of Manjushri Dorje Shugden while in retreat...while his 'assistant' the yeti is in the background. Few Tibetan lamas had mentioned they have seen the yeti in Tibet or they harnessed the yeti to deliver messages to other meditators in distant mountains hard to reach by the average person. Tsem Rinpoche
Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae (\'initiation\') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Left is His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin lak of Sera Mey Monastery. He was residing in our Rashi Gempil Ling Kalmuck temple in Howell, New Jersey since 1971. I arrived in Howell in 1972 and had the fortune to take refuge with this master and receive innumerable teachings for 8 years. I lived 10 minutes away due to my good fortune. He is my first teacher. He is a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Dechen Nyingpo the Great as well as Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Right. Is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche visiting this temple in New Jersey. It was at this time His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche conferred the Dorje Shugden sogtae ('initiation') on Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tharchin along with two other students.~Tsem Rinpoche
Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
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Another cute attack short video of my doggies you must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no&feature=youtu.be
I first saw this \'red\' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
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I first saw this 'red' illustration of Vajra Yogini back in Howell, New Jersey when I was around 14 years old. It is one of my favorite depictions of this Buddha Dakini. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a \'tsakaley\'.
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Sacred old Vajra Yogini small hand painting called a 'tsakaley'.
Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche

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Offerings are made daily to the enlightened awakened beings on my shrine. Today we offered many fresh and clean fruits. May all be blessed by finding the path to enlightenment and gaining attainments. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
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My dear Mumu boy has such soulful and deep penetrating eyes. He was highly sensitive, intelligent and caring. He is physically gone, but never from my heart. Tsem Rinpoche
Oser and Dharma meet \"His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche\"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
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Oser and Dharma meet "His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-fP1MLuR0A
Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
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Oser and Dharma meet a new friend. Super cute attack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E
Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
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Little Oser trying to get a snack out. Super cute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA
Beautiful and sacred shrine
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Beautiful and sacred shrine
Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w

What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
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Voodoo and the Tibetan Leadership- https://bit.ly/2u4BZ0w What happened to the voodoo religion is similar to what Tibetan leadership is doing today to groups of people due to their religion.
Take two minutes and  look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
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Take two minutes and look at this cool video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBOV1pf8uU
Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
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Another beautiful and ancient thangka of Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden!
Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational-  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
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Please read about this incredible hermit monk Gen Nyima. Very inspirational- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163703
Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
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Neat and fun video to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqe2JPpO6OI
A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
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A question regarding unenlightened oath bound protectors. Do click on picture and read. Tsem Rinpoche
Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Be kind to everyone because they need it. Tsem Rinpoche
Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
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Ishwar Puri Ji: The Great Sikh Master in the West- Please read more and be inspired: https://bit.ly/2KxqOqI
Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
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Geshe Puntsok happy with his gift of The Promise book.
It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
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It is said by the caretakers not to go to this place at night. Because at night they hear gatherings and lots of voices. People in the village respectfully avoid this place as the dakinis (yoginis) gather at this place and if they are disturbed, there are fearful consequences worst than death for the intruder. Please read more about the this place in Hirapur: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163205
Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
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Raven-faced Karma-Mahakala or Kakamukha Mahakala
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain?

A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don\'t have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA

Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
You may have heard of singing in the rain, but how about chanting in the rain? A group of Kecharians went on sacred pilgrimage in Kechara Forest Retreat itself yesterday. We all know we don't have to travel far for pilgrimage because we have Kechara Forest Retreat with so many blessed images and relics. Please see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3439KaJsBA Tsem Rinpoche
Stunning \'nathang\' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
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Stunning 'nathang' thangka of Ekazati, Dorje Drolod and Dorje Shugden together.
Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
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Sacred Vajra Yogini made in Qing dynasty Between 1644-1911). It is housed in Sichuan Museum, Chengdu. Just to gaze at Her holy form is to realize there is a different place we can go to that has no suffering. She is the doorway and all we have to do is leave our projections and enter. May all ascend to Kechara Paradise. Namo guru Vajra Yogini lah Chak Tsel Lo! Tsem Rinpoche
Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It\'s beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
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Rumi: Legendary Sufi Poet whose mystical works transcend space and time. It's beneficial to enhance our knowledge of other traditions & cultures: https://bit.ly/2lh9cRO
His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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His Holiness Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, Kyabe Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery doing puja.
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Grateful to Kloth Malaysia and Sime Darby Initiative Programme for the invite to The Fabric Recycling Launch by HH Tengku Zatasha. Justin is beaming to have met En. Zaki as they mutually found solutions to each others problems. Finer details to be worked out on a later date. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Grateful to Kloth Malaysia and Sime Darby Initiative Programme for the invite to The Fabric Recycling Launch by HH Tengku Zatasha. Justin is beaming to have met En. Zaki as they mutually found solutions to each others problems. Finer details to be worked out on a later date. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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A wonderful Monday to have 2 young teenagers, Su Lin and Kieren together with Polly, Say Fong and Lisa Tan serving lunch to our clients. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Self-defense class held by KSDS in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Every kids will be given opportunity to lead the class to do prostrations. Alice Tay, KSDS
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You Qian is a smart and loving kindess boy made donation for animal liberation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The birds would be released after the prayers and mantra recitation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee led KSDS students, parents and others for animal liberation in Kechara House. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Lets see who is the lucky person to received Dorje Shugden from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown. Louise
Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
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Dorje Shugden stall sending hope and blessing to everyone daily. Louise
Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen. A great way to spend the weekend. Lin Mun KSDS
Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Lovely kids, learning to chant at very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS Graduation, volunteers are doing make up for children. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Grand Dorje Shugden Puja, homemade soap all the way from Kuantan. Lin Mun KSDS
Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Royden feeding a deer during the Farm in The City outing. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Colouring contest during Grand Dorje Shugden Puja 2017. Lin Mun KSDS
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Thanks to recommendation by Mr Andrew Yap, we brought 2 young clients to a job interview at an upscale hotel in #KualaLumpur. Hopefully they will succeed in their interview and live a stable life soon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
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Prayer and dedication ~ Monthly Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ Jacinta
Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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Monthly Bird Liberation ~ Kechara Penang Study Group , Jacinta
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More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More than 200kg of surplus were saved and distributed to the needy families in Jalan Sungai. If not for the food rescue heroes, all these would have ended up in landfills. Thank you to Tesco and all volunteers for making this possible !!! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Big thanks to Billy Hew for the generosity. Winter melon tea drinks arrive just in time for our street friends as the weather has been muggy and unpredictable lately! We also share the joy with our charity partners. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Jenny, Eunice and Nurul Anisa were such a great help to our kitchen today. Apart from serving in the kitchen, they also helped to prepare materials to be used for the needy families' skills training project. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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Happy Wefie customer in our stall ! Everyone love Dorje Shugden ! Louise Lee
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Dharma sister Wong Li Yen come to volunteer in our stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown during saturday. So kind to spare time to help in the hot sun! Love you. Louise
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