Deepavali: Sebuah Perayaan Cahaya

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Deepavali (juga dikenali sebagai Diwali di negara-negara lain) merupakan satu perayaan yang disambut oleh komuniti India di seluruh dunia, seperti Hindu, Jain, Sikh dan juga penganut Buddha Newar Nepal. Ia merupakan satu perayaan cahaya yang riang gembira, di mana kaum keluarga bersatu pada malam yang tergelap dalam tahun untuk menyalakan lilin, bermain mercun dan memberi hadiah. Mereka meraikan kemenangan kuasa baik mengalahkan jahat, sambil mereka mengingati cerita dan peristiwa bersejarah.

Walaupun amalan utamanya berhubung dengan Rama (penjelmaan semula Dewa Vishnu) dan Sita (penjelmaan semula permaisurinya Lakshmi), di India Selatan, ia juga kadang kala dikaitkan dengan pasangan kedewaan Shiva-Shakti. Menurut Skanda Purana, Dewi Shakti telah memerhati tempoh kezahidan selama 21 hari, bermula dari hari kelapan dalam tempoh bulan membesar (ashtami kepada shukla paksha) untuk mendapatkan separuh tubuh Dewa Shiva. Perjanjian kezahidan ini dikenali sebagai kedhara vrata.

Goddess Shakti

Dewi Shakti dipuja dalam pelbagai bentuk, kebiasaannya sebagai Nava Durga, atau Durga yang Sembilan. Klik untuk besarkan.

Deepavali menandakan hari terakhir kezahidan ini, juga dikenali sebagai kedhara gauri vrata, untuk menandakan hari di mana Dewa Shiva menerima Shakti ke dalam bentuk sebelah kirinya dan menjelma sebagai Ardhanarishvara. Penganut setia menandakan hari ke-21 vrata dengan membuat kalasha dengan 21 utas benang di atasnya dan memberikan 21 jenis persembahan selama 35 hari.

Dewi Shakti juga dikenali sebagai Amma (yang bermaksud ‘Ibu’) di selatan India terutamanya di negeri Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana dan Andhra Pradesh, yang dapat menjelaskan kenapa sesetengah kaum India di Malaysia mengaitkan Deepavali kepada Dewi Shakti. Ramai penduduk kampung yang mempercayai Shakti sebagai pelindung; penghukum mereka yang membuat jahat, penyembuh kepada penyakit, dan yang memberi kebajikan kepada kampung.

 

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Asal-usul Deepavali bermula di kerajaan Ayodhya, di mana bersemayam Raja Dasharatha yang bijaksana dan berkuasa, bersama dengan tiga orang permaisurinya yang pandai dan rupawan; Kaushalya, Kaikeyi dan Sumitra. Raja itu tidak memiliki putera untuk mewarisi kerajaannya, dan bersama-sama dengan permaisuri-permaisurinya telah berdoa dengan bersungguh-sungguh kepada dewa dewi.

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

Raja Dasharatha menerima puding beras dari Agni, dewa api. Klik untuk besarkan.

Doa mereka dimakbulkan apabila kedewaan tuhan api Agni, bangkit dari api pemujaan memegang semangkuk puding beras (dikenali sebagai payasam dalam Tamil atau kheer dalam Hindi). Agni memberitahu raja dan permaisuri-permaisurinya yang dewa dewi berbesar hati dengan pengorbanan mereka, sehinggakan Vishnu sendiri membuat keputusan untuk dilahirkan di dunia sebagai putera mereka. Permaisuri-permaisuri hendaklah membahagikan puding beras itu diantara mereka, dan bila sampai masanya, anak-anak suci akan dilahirkan kepada mereka.

Sewaktu Raja Dasharatha mula membahagikan puding di antara ketiga-tiga permaisurinya, seekor burung gagak melayah turun dan mengambil bahagian Sumitra sebelum sempat dijamahnya. Kaushalya dan Kaikeyi betindak dengan segera berkongsi bahagian mereka dengan Sumitra.

Bila tiba masanya, Rama telah dilahirkan oleh Permaisuri Kaushalya, Bharata oleh Pemaisuri Kaikeyi, dan kembar dua Lakshmana dan Shatrughna oleh Permaisuri Sumitra. Permaisuri Sumitra mendapat kembar kerana telah memakan dua bahagian puding beras tersebut. Keempat-empat putera itu merupakan anugerah tuhan, perlambangan kepada kehebatan Dewa Vishnu, maka mereka mempunyai kecantikan, kekuasaan dan kemahiran. Namun di antara keempat-empat putera tersebut, Putera Rama adalah yang paling berani, bijaksana dan kacak.

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

Dewa Vishnu dan permaisuri kudusnya, Dewi Lakshmi. Klik untuk besarkan.

Pada hari keempat-empat putera tersebut menjadi dewasa, Raja Dasharatha mengisyhtiharkan kerajaannya akan diwarisi putera sulungnya Rama, yang disambut dengan gembira oleh semua rakyatnya kecuali seorang; Manthara. Dia merupakan orang suruhan yang bebadan bongkok kepada Permaisuri Kaikeyi, bonda kepada Bharatha. Manthara meracuni fikiran Permaisuri Kaikeyi dengan kata-kata dusta terhadap Rama; bahawa apabila Rama menjadi raja kelak, dia akan mengkhianati anaknya Bharatha dan membuangnya dari negeri. Manthara menyakinkan Permaisuri Kaikeyi untuk pergi menghadap raja dan menuntut agar puteranya Bharatha dijadikan raja dan supaya Rama dihalau dari kerajaan.

Raja amat berdukacita, namun bersetuju kerana baginda telah bersumpah kepada Permaisuri Kaikeyi bertahun dahulu, untuk menunaikan segala permintaannya. Walaupun semua orang telah mengangkat taat setia kepda Rama; dia dan isterinya Sita, bersama adinda bongsunya Lakshmana, dengan patuh meninggalkan Ayodhya untuk tinggal di hutan. Bharatha amat terkejut dengan tindakan ibunya. Dia telah meminta sepasang capal daripada Rama, dan meletakkannya di atas takhta, dan memberitahu Rama bahawa dia akan memerintah kerajaan bagi pihaknya sehingga dia kembali. Sepasang capal di atas takhta lantas menjadi lambang pemerintahan Rama.

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

Kiri ke kanan: Lakshmana, Sita dan Dewa Rama dalam buangan di hutan. Klik untuk besarkan.

Di sebuah pulau Lanka yang terletak jauh, tinggal seorang raja syaitan yang kuat dan kejam yang dipanggil Ravana, yang mempunyai sepuluh kepala dan dua puluh tangan, dan bergerak menerusi udara dengan menaiki pedati yang ditarik oleh baghal yang bergigi tajam dan memakan manusia. Ravana yang jahat itu akan menghantar syaitan-syaitannya untuk mengganggu para bijaksana dunia, untuk menggendalakan persembahan kepada dewa dewi dan menyeksa kehidupan rakyat jelata.

Apabila Rama, Sita dan Lakshmana tiba ke kawasan tersebut, orang ramai menyambut mereka dengan penuh gembira, dan meminta putera-putera itu melindungi mereka dari syaitan-syaitan Ravana. Maka, Rama dan Lakshmana pun mengangkat senjata mereka dan berlawan dengan gerombolan syaitan, dan melindungi lelaki dan wanita bijaksana. Syaitan-syaitan tersebut pulang menghadap Ravana dan melaporkan bahawa mereka telah dikalahkan oleh Rama dan Lakshmana.

Berang, Ravana terbang dengan pedatinya menuju ke tempat di mana putera-putera itu hidup dalam kesederhanaan. Apabila dia ternampak akan kecantikan Sita, dia membuat keputusan untuk menjadikannya salah seorang isterinya di Lanka. Dia mengumpan Rama dan Lakshmana untuk meninggalkan pondok mereka di hutan, dan kemudian menyamarkan dirinya sebagai seorang tua yang tidak berdaya untuk meminta minuman dari Sita. Sebelum sempat Sita membawakannya minuman, dia telah menyauk Sita ke dalam tangannya dan membawanya ke pulau terpencil Lanka.

Rama dan Lakshmana terkejut dengan kehilangan Sita. Mereka mula mencarinya namun tidak berjaya sehinggalah mereka terjumpa dengan raja burung hering, Jetayu, terbaring dan cedera di atas tanah. Jetayu memberitahu mereka dia ternampak raja syaitan itu terbang dengan pedatinya, dan bersamanya, seorang wanita cantik yang menjerit meminta pertolongan. Jetayu telah cuba untuk menolong tetapi telah teruk dicederakan oleh Ravana.

The demon King Ravana abducting the goddess Sita

Raja syaitan, Ravana menculik Dewi Sita

Rama dan Lakshmana segera bertolak mencari Ravana dan mereka terserempak dengan Sugriva, Raja kepada monyet. Sugriva dan semua monyetnya bersungguh-sungguh mahu membantu dan mereka berpecah ke seluruh arah untuk mengesan Sita. Salah satu dari pengikut Sugriva, adalah monyet gagah bernama Hanuman, yang telah menjumpai Sita, dan sebaik sahaja ternampak olehnya, Hanuman terbang turun dan memberitahunya bahawa dia bersama dengan Rama dan Lakshmana untuk menyelamatkannya.

Hanuman telah membuat helah ke atas Ravana dan syaitan-syaitannya dengan membenarkan mereka untuk menangkap dan mengikatnya dengan tali. Syaitan-syaitan itu telah membakar ekor Hanuman dan dengan serta-merta dia melepaskan diri dari ikatannya dan meloncat dari bumbung ke bumbung, dan telah membakar seluruh Lanka. Hanuman kemudian melarikan diri dan menceritakan penemuannya kepada Rama. Rama, Lakshmana dan Hanuman serta sekumpulan monyet-monyet yang bengis telah berarak ke arah laut dan membina sebuah jambatan dari batu untuk menyeberang ke Lanka dan menyelamatkan Sita.

Mereka telah bertempur dengan Ravana selama beberapa hari, menangkis pelbagai muslihat licik yang digunakan oleh Ravana. Akhirnya mereka berjaya mengalahkan dan membunuhnya, dan Rama dan Sita bersatu semula dengan sorakan kuat dari Lakshmana, Sugriva, Hanuman dan tentera monyet. Rama, Sita dan Lakshmana kemudian mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada rakan monyet mereka dan kembali pulang menuju Kerajaan Ayodhya.

Sepanjang perjalanan, rakyat bergembira dan menyalakan pelita untuk meraikan kejayaan mereka menewaskan Ravana. Rakyat Ayodhya sungguh gembira menerima kepulangan Rama dan Sita, dan menyalakan lilin sepanjang laluan pulang mereka. Bandar Ayodhya yang indah, terang benderang dengan cahaya tatkala keempat-empat putera itu bersatu kembali.

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

Dewa Rama, Dewi Sita dan Lakshmana pulang ke Ayodhya selepas menewaskan Ravana

Rama dan Sita menaiki takhta dan memerintah dengan bijaksana bertahun lamanya. Sehingga ke hari ini, Deepavali dirayakan untuk menyambut kepulangan Rama dan Sita dan kemenangan kuasa baik mengatasi kuasa jahat, kebenaran mengatasi kejahilan, dan cahaya mengatasi kegelapan. Hanuman kemudiannya telah menjadi salah satu dari pengikut Rama yang paling setia dan salah satu dari pendewaan utama dalam Hindusime. Doa dan puja khas yang didedikasikan kepada Dewa Hanuman diadakan sehari sebelum Deepavali di India Utara dan Gujarat. Hari ini dikenali sebagai Narak Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudash, Roop Chaturdashi atau Chaudash.

Di beberapa kawasan, hari sebelum Deepavali juga dipercayai sebagai hari kelahiran Hanuman. Dewa Rama sendiri mengisytiharkan bahawa rakyat haruslah sentiasa memuja Hanuman dahulu sebelum memuja dirinya. Memandangkan cara termudah untuk mencapai kaki Dewa Rama adalah melalui Hanuman, jadi tidak hairanlah, para penganut menjalankan puja Hanuman sebelum Deepavali. Harus dinyatakan di sini, di kebanyakan kawasan, hari kelahiran Hanuman, yang dikenali sebagai Hanuman Jayanti, disambut pada hari bulan penuh di dalam bulan Chaitra, antara bulan Mac-April.

The monkey god Hanuman

Dewa monyet, Hanuman

Pada hari Deepavali itu sendiri, penyembahan dan puja khas juga dijalankan untuk Dewa Hanuman, di mana sindhur (merah merona) dan minyak dipersembahkan kepadanya. Hanuman dipercayai memberikan kekuatan untuk melawan makhluk jahat dan perkara yang tidak baik pada hari ini.

 

Perayaan Deepavali di Malaysia

Seperti semua perayaan keagamaan, Deepavali merupakan masa untuk kaum keluarga berkumpul, dan ia merupakan cuti umum di Malaysia. Mereka yang menganut kepercayaan Hindu meraikan perayaan ini secara besar-besaran. Dalam hari-hari menjelang Deepavali, banyak beli-belah perlu dilakukan untuk pakaian baru (sari), gelang tangan, dan perhiasan perayaan. Juga terdapat banyak masak-memasak, dan setiap keluarga akan mengisi semula rempah ratus untuk menyediakan kudapan dan makanan Deepavali kegemaran sebagai persiapan menantikan sahabat handai yang akan berkunjung dan menyertai sambutan perayaan. Little India merupakan destinasi beli-belah untuk keperluan ini.

Tanglung kertas dan kolam berwarna-warni, sejenis rekaan perhiasan lantai yang halus yang diperbuat daripada beras atau serbuk yang diwarnakan; akan dipasang sebagai perhiasan di rumah. Diya (pelita tanah liat) juga dinyalakan untuk menghiasi setiap ceruk rumah pada hari Deepavali yang bertuah dan membangkitkan semangat perayaan.

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Kolams

Sebuah kolam, dengan motif rekaan, corak dan warna yang pelbagai, merupakan sebuah luahan perasaan dan kebiasaannya dilukis di hadapan rumah untuk menyambut tetamu. Ekspresi ini tidak semestinya bersifat keagamaan dan kadang kala boleh menyampai keprihatinan sosial. Walau bagaimana pun, perasaan inilah yang memberikan nafas kepada bentuk-bentuk yang sebaliknya akan menjadi kosong tanpa maksud.

Di masa lampau, ayam-ayam akan mematuk dan tupai akan menjilat licin tepung beras yang digunakan untuk melukis kolams. Kini, serbuk batu digunakan, yang mempunyai faedah sampingan dengan menghindari serangga-serangga kecil. Dengan semakin ramai yang duduk di bangunan-bangunan tinggi, kertas pelekat boleh digunakan sebagai ganti.

Rekaan dan corak-corak halus yang membentuk kolams bermula sejak awal dalam sejarah. Merentas abad, lukisan kolams berkembang menjadi bentuk kesenian yang sofistikated, namun beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini, ia mula menghilang. Namun, ianya masih boleh dilihat sebagai sebahagian dari amalan keagamaan di rumah, dan popular di kompleks membeli-belah sebagai perhiasan lantai. Beberapa minggu sebelum Deepavali, kolam-kolam yang cantik boleh dilihat di Pavilion KL, Gardens Mall dan Suria KLCC.

Kolam

Kolams

 

Pelita Tanah Liat

Diya, diyo, deya, divaa, deepa, deepam atau deepak adalah sejenis pelita tanah liat yang digunakan di India dan Nepal, kebiasaannya diperbuat daripada tanah liat, dengan sumbu daripada kapas yang direndam di dalam minyak sapi atau minyak sayuran. Diya menghasilkan cahaya apabila sumbu terbakar menggunakan bahan api minyak, dan pelita tanah liat di kuil yang digunakan untuk memberkati jemaah, dirujuk sebagai aarti.

Diya tanah liat seringkali digunakan sebagai cahaya sementara untuk peristiwa istimewa, sementara diya yang diperbuat daripada loyang menjadi kelengkapan tetap di rumah dan kuil. Diya berasal dari India dan Nepal dan kerap kali digunakan di dalam perayaan keagamaan Hindu, Sikh, Jain dan Zoroastrian, termasuklah Deepavali. Sejenis lampu yang sama yang dipanggil pelita mentega, juga digunakan sebagai persembahan oleh agama Buddhis Tibet. Di Tamil Nadu, diya juga dipanggil deepam dan dinyalakan terutama semasa kelanjutan Deepavali atau Karthikai Deepam.

Pelita yang dinyalakan dianggap sebagai simbol bertuah yang menghalau kuasa jahat dan menjemput masuk kebahagiaan dan kesejahteraan. Pelita-pelita ini dinyalakan sepanjang malam, dan rumah akan dibersihkan sebelum perayaan untuk menyambut Dewi Lakshmi, dipercayai penganut Hindu sebagai dewi kekayaan dan permaisuri kepada Dewa Vishnu.

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Walau bagaimana pun, terkandung lebih banyak perlambangan terhadap sebuah diya. Kebanyakan keluarga Hindu menyalakan diya sekali setiap pagi dan petang. Ia bukan sahaja menjadi amalan kebiasaan tetapi melambangkan penyerahan jiwa seseorang kepada kuasa agung.

Minyak di dalam sebuah diya melambangkan kekotoran (tamak, hasad dengki, kebencian, nafsu) yang kebiasaannya akan terkumpul oleh manusia dalam menjalani kehidupan, sementara sumbu kapas merupakan simbolik kepada aatman (diri). Jadi untuk mencapai kesedaran dan bersatu dengan Brahman (kuasa agung), seseorang itu harus meninggalkan kebendaan.

Tambahan pula, sebuah diya itu juga melambangkan pengetahuan. Seseorang yang jahil kerap kekal dalam kegelapan dan tidak mampu untuk mengikuti peristiwa-peristiwa yang belaku disekelilingnya. Hanya apabila dia mendapat sedikit pengetahuan barulah dia dapat menyedari tujuan kewujudannya. Oleh itu, diya menandakan penewasan kejahilan melalui pengetahuan dengan meninggalkan kemahuan kebendaan.

Berikut merupakan mantera dalam bahasa Sanskrit yang menegaskan kepentingan jyoti (cahaya) dalam perjalanan seseorang yang harus diamalkan untuk mencapai ketenangan dalaman:

Asato maa sad-gamaya (Bawalah kami dari Ketidakbenaran kepada Kebenaran)
Tamaso maa jyotir-gamaya (Dari Kegelapan kepada Cahaya)
Mrityor-maa-mritan gamaya (Dari Kematian kepada Keabadian)
OM shaanti shaanti shaanti (OM damai, damai, damai)

Jadi, sebuah diya bukan sahaja alat perhiasan tetapi mengingatkan semua untuk meninggalkan kemahuan kebendaan dan mengalahkan kejahilan mereka dengan mendapatkan pengetahuan, jika mereka ingin bersatu dengan Tuhan.

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Amalan menyalakan Diya

 

Mandian Minyak

Abhyang snan (ritual mandian suci) mengambil tempat pada hari pertama Deepavali, selalunya pada waktu pagi, untuk membersihkan tubuh dan jiwa. Memandangkan abhyang snan dilakukan sebelum terbit matahari, ia dianggap sama suci seperti mandi di dalam sungai Ganges.

Begitulah sifat-sifat yang terdapat pada abhyanga snan sehinggakan ada pakar-pakar yang mencadangkan mengambil abhyanga snan setiap hari untuk mendapat kebaikannya, oleh kerana ia membantu meningkatkan peredaran, membuang sel-sel kulit mati, membersihkan sepenuhnya tubuh, dan menenangkan minda menerusi aromanya.

Kaedah melakukan abhyang snan adalah seperti berikut:

  1. Bangun sebelum matahari terbit
  2. Mengurut seluruh tubuh dengan minyak harum
  3. Biarkan minyak itu meresap ke dalam kulit selama lebih kurang setengah jam
  4. Sapukan uptan/utane/utnah (sejenis pes dari rempah ratus dan tepung gram) dan urut sepenuhnya tubuh sebagai penyental semulajadi sebelum membilas dengan air.
  5. Mandi seperti biasa menggunakan sabun harum, kebiasaannya diwangikan dengan ros atau kayu cendana.
  6. Memakai pakaian baru. Kebiasaannya, pakaian tradisional seperti sari, lehenga, churidar kurta dan salwar kameez akan dipakai.
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Mandi minyak

 

Melawat Kuil-kuil

Selepas memakai persalinan baru yang dibeli sebelum perayaan, penganut Hindu kemudian akan bersembahyang di rumah atau di kuil-kuil.

Di Kuala Lumpur, penganut akan ke kuil-kuil seperti Kuil Sri Subramaniyar di Batu Caves. Orang asing dan pelancong juga dipersilakan untuk berkunjung dan menyertai perayaan, begitu juga untuk menikmati juadah-juadah yang dijual oleh peniaga di premis-premis tersebut. Di Ipoh, mereka mempunyai perbandaran ‘Little India’ mereka sendiri, di mana suasana perayaan begitu meriah dengan pengunjung dan perhiasan-perhiasan Deepavali yang berwarna-warni.

Di Pulau Pinang, kuil-kuil sepanjang Jalan Kebun Bunga dipenuhi dengan semangat Deepavali, dengan Kuil Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani menjadi tumpuan utama pesta perayaan. Memandangkan kebanyakan kedai-kedai di Little India akan ditutup, kebanyankan orang ramai termasuk para pelancong, mengambil kesempatan ini untuk bersiar-siar ke kawasan seperti Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia dan Jalan Pasar.

Selepas bersembahyang di kuil, para penganut biasanya akan pulang ke rumah dan membuka kediaman mereka untuk kaum keluarga dan sahabat handai berkunjung dan berkumpul untuk berkongsi dan berhubung dan menikmati santapan dan kudapan perayaan. Mercun juga akan dinyalakan sebagai sambutan dan untuk menakutkan semangat jahat.

 

Makanan Deepavali

Deepavali merupakan satu sambutan yang meriah, berwarna-warni dan penuh kegembiraan yang dinyatakan melalui warna, cahaya dan makanan. Kira-kira sebulan sebelum perayaan, kaum wanita akan berkumpul bergilir-gilir di dapur masing-masing untuk membuat kudapan Deepavali seperti manisan India, juga dikenali sebagai mithai.

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Mithai diperbuat daripada tepung kacang kuda, tepung beras, suji, pelbagai kekacang, lentil dan bijian, labu, lobak merah, dicampur dengan pekatan susu pekat atau yogurt. Kacang gajus, badam, pistasio, bijan, kacang chironji, kelapa atau kismis boleh ditambah dan boleh digoreng dan diharumkan dengan rempah ratus manis seperti buah pelaga, kayu manis, bunga cengkih, daun halba segar atau buah pala, sebelum dihiasi dengan safron, air ros atau daun pandan, dan daun perak atau emas yang boleh dimakan.

Terdapat pelbagai variasi mithai seperti ‘shakkarpara’ yang berbentuk berlian, ‘sev’ berbentuk seperti mi dan pelbagai jenis puri manis dan savuri. Keistimewaan wilayah, seperti ‘mawa kachori’, ‘moti pak’ dan ‘sohan papdi’ memerlukan persediaan yang rumit, dan mithai pada masa kini terdapat dalam variasi rendah lemak, kurang gula dan dibakar. Menjadi kebiasaan untuk saling bertukar kotak mithai yang dihias indah, buah-buahan kering, kekacang, atau mangkuk hidangan perak antara keluarga dan sahabat.

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Manisan tradisional Deepavali

Secara tradisinya, makanan istimewa yang berbeza-beza akan dimasak pada hari yang berlainan dalam perayaan dan ini semakin berbeza mengikut kawasan. Secara amnya, puri, yang secara tradisinya digoreng dalam minyak sapi yang mahal, menggantikan roti dan dihidang bersama pelbagai jenis dal, kari sayuran, kudapan bergorang seperi pakora dan puding pada setiap hari perayaan. Kebanyakan kaum India, walaupun bukan semuanya, meneruskan amalan vegetarian mereka pada waktu ini.

Hari pertama mungkin menyaksikan mereka yang menyambutnya, memakan bijian-kasar gandum merekah yang dimasak sauté dengan minyak sapi dan gula yang dikenali sebagai ‘lapsi’, yang sangat popular kerana ia dikaitkan dengan kekayaan. Ia mungkin dihidang bersama dengan kari yang dibuat dengan kacang panjang, yang melambangkan kelanjutan usia berdasarkan panjangnya.

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Hari kedua mungkin menyaksikan anarasa dihidang, sejenis masakan nasi dan jaggery yang dikaitkan dengan penghapusan semangat jahat. Puding beras bersusu; kheer atau payasam, juga dimakan bersama pakora yang nipis dan gebu dibuat dari lentil urad.

Makanan perayaan lain dari sekitar benua kecil itu termasuklah ‘galaka’, sejenis kari yang dibuat dengan labu seakan-akan zukini; ‘ukkarai’ masakan tepung sadur daripada kacang kuda terbelah dan kacang hijau yang distim; ‘sheera’, manisan lembut dari suji dan disaute dengan kismis, kacang gajus, buah pelaga dan safron; sejenis bubur bijian-halus gandum merekah yang distim dan ditambah minyak sapi dan gula yang dikenali sebagai ‘kansar’; donut peroi yang dipanggil ‘balushahi’; roti manis yang berisi kacang hijau dilecek, safron dan buah pelaga, dipanggil ‘poli’.

Kaum wanita menghabiskan masa seharian di dalam dapur sebelum Deepavali untuk membuat manisan dan makanan kegemaran kaum lelaki, dan diberikan hadiah yang mewah sebagai balasan.

Indianfood

Sebahagian daripada makanan yang biasa dihidangkan sewaktu Deepavali

 

Ke Mana Hendak Dituju di Kuala Lumpur

Kebanyakan restoran dan kedai di Kuala Lumpur akan beroperasi seperti biasa sewaktu Deepavali, tetapi perniagaan yang dimililki kaum India biasanya ditutup pada waktu ini. Terdapat dua kawasan yang dikenali sebagai Little India di Kuala Lumpur yang boleh dikunjungi untuk menyaksikan persiapan dan sambutan Deepavali. Satunya terletak di kawasan yang dipanggil Brickfields, yang terletak dalam jarak berjalan kaki dari KL Sentral (stesen keretapi pusat utama bagi Kuala Lumpur). Anda hanya perlu mengikut tanda arah ke stesen KL Monorail.

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Little India

Kuil Hindu seperti Kuil Sri Kondaswamy Kovil dan Kuil Sri Mahamariamman merupakan tempat terbaik untuk peluang bergambar. Sebagaimana dengan tempat-tempat keagamaan yang lainnya, anda hanya perlu memastikan anda berpakaian sesuai (jangan berseluar pendek dan berbaju tanpa lengan) dan bergerak ke sana di awal pagi, sewaktu penganut Hindu mengadakan sembahyang dan menjalankan upacara ritual.

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Kuil Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu

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Kuil Sri Mahamariamman

Satu kawasan lagi terletak sepanjang Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, yang tidak jauh dari stesen metro RapidKL Masjid Jamek, atau stesen Monorail Medan Tuanku.

 

Membeli-belah

Antara perkara pertama yang dilakukan bagi mereka yang merayakan Deepavali adalah untuk membeli pakaian baru. Pusat membeli-belah utama untuk pakaian India adalah Masjid India di KL dan Little India di Klang.

Madras Store di Masjid India telah beroperasi selama 30 tahun. Sari, kain dan gelang tangan mereka yang berpatutan diimport dari India. Shivom disyorkan untuk kain-kain dan baju Punjabi yang berwarna terang. Koleksi di Haniffa’s lebih kecil, tetapi lebih berkualiti tinggi. Harga sari kapas dan sifon adalah antara RM25 hingga mencecah ribuan ringgit bagi sari sutera tulen Kanchipuram. Lucky Noble juga menjadi hentian popular. Harga di situ bermula dari RM120, disebabkan kemasan manik dan sulaman yang halus.

50 minit menaiki KTM dari KL Sentral membawa anda ke Little India di Klang. Dikenali sebagai Jalan Tengku Kelana, tempat ini benar-benar merupakan lubuk harta untuk segala yang anda perlukan. Gayathiri Silk Sarees Palace mempunyai rekaan-rekaan yang menawan diimport dari India, dan mereka murah hati dalam memberikan diskaun. Bersebelahan dengan Masjid India, Ajuntha mendapatkan sari dan kain mereka terus dari kilang di pinggir-pinggir India, yang menjelaskan barangan mereka yang berkualiti tinggi tetapi dengan harga yang murah. Anda boleh hilang kesedaran masa apabila di Chennai Silks, terletak beberapa langkah dari stesen keretapi. Koleksi besar kain dan pakaian siap pakai mereka berkemungkinan sudah cukup untuk memenuhi misi anda. Dan yang paling penting, tawar-menawar dibenarkan.

Jika anda tidak mempunyai masa untuk ke kedai; Shobi G, sebuah tapak belian dalam talian yang berpangkalan di Johor (www.facebook.com/sarees.shobig) menawarkan penghantaran percuma di dalam Malaysia, ditambah pula dengan polisi pemulangan dan penukaran yang munasabah. Juga disyorkan adalah Indifashion (www.indifashion.my), di mana anda boleh membeli untuk seisi keluarga di kedai dalam talian yang berpangkalan di Delhi ini. Walaupun dicampur penghantaran, barangannya masih mampu dimiliki.

  • 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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Membeli-belah sempena Deepavali

 

Perhiasan

Shops specialising in Indian/Deepavali décor items are concentrated in Klang and Kedai-kedai yang khusus untuk barang-barang perhiasan India/Deepavali, banyak terdapat di Klang dan Brickfields. Gayathri Silver Brass Cash & Carry terletak di sebuah lorong kecil di luar Little India di Klang, Kedai ini menawarkan pelbagai barangan sembahyang, pelita tanah liat kecil dan serbuk setanggi, dan segala yang anda perlukan untuk sembahyang.

Walaupun kolam adalah penting, ia sangat memakan masa untuk dihasilkan. Pelekat mudah kolam merupakan alternatif yang menyenangkan dan berharga RM20 setiap satu di Sarojani. Sebagai pilihan lain, hubungi pakar dari Dass Kolam, dengan harga yang bermula dari RM800.

Satu lagi tempat yang baik untuk menambah perhiasan dan peralatan sembahyang adalah di Karnival Deepavali. Sebelumnya diadakan di Brickfields, ia telah beralih ke lokasi yang lebih luas di Bukit Jalil. Terdapat beratus-ratus penjaja dari India, Malaysia dan Pakistan menjual perkhidmatan dan barangan mereka. Kunjungi pada hari terakhir untuk mendapatkan diskaun yang lebih baik, tetapi bersedia untuk jumlah pengunjung yang lebih besar.

  • 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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Sebahagian dari alat perhiasan tradisional Deepavali

 

Mithai (Manisan India)

Di Brickfields, Jesal mengkhususi manisan lembut barfi, rasgulla dan gulab jamun, sementara Sangheetha Café di Masjid Jamek, menjual kaju katli, laddu dan murukku mereka sebagai makanan terlaris. Jika anda kesempitan masa, hubungi perkhidmatan penghantaran mereka tiga hari lebih awal. Kedai konfeksioneri Richman’s Candy di Little India menjual manisan moden yang dibalut dengan cantik. Minta untuk menguji rasa sebelum anda membeli.

  • 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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Beberapa variasi mithai

 

Pemanjaan Diri

Dengan cawangan di Brickfields, Masjid India, Little India malahan di Bangsar, Vaani’s merupakan salun kecantikan atasan yang menyediakan pelbagai perkhidmatan kecantikan. Duduk berehat dan dapatkan rawatan rias kuku tangan dan kaki, rambut, ukir kening dan lukisan tatu inai terperinci sebelum Deepavali. Untuk pilihan yang lebih murah, gadis inai diluar kedai Mydin laris menjalankan perniagaan.

  • Vaani’s 233A, first floor, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields (03 2274 4644/www.vaanis.com).
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Inai popular untuk perayaan utama India, terutamanya sewaktu Deepavali.

 

Tarikh-tarikh Deepavali

  • 2017: Khamis, Oktober 19
  • 2018: Rabu, November 7
  • 2019: Ahad, Oktober 27
  • 2020: Sabtu, November 14

 
Sumber Maklumat:

  • 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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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 4. 2021 03:46 PM
    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

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  • sarassitham
    Monday, May 3. 2021 11:36 PM
    Each of us is born with a particular set of colors and numbers that are very unique. These numbers reveal our character, purpose, motivation, talents and abilities in this life.

    I had a positive feeling and good action to know the interesting fact of Mewa 6. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing, I am blessed to know my birth Mewa and had the opportunity to encounter the challenges to face and to overcome.

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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 11:09 PM
    Thank you for the informative and historical sharing of The Guangxi Community in Bentong. It’s interesting to know the large Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    A small town famous for its locally produced ginger, durians, tofu puff, bean curd, bean curd puff, fresh vegetables, it has so much more to offer for wandering foodies.

    Success requires hard work, however hard work rewards with much more than success alone. Guangxi people of today are one of the most successful communities in Bentong, producing successful people in every strata of society.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:47 PM
    Great Buton Rinchen Drub’s lifestorys truly inspiring, interesting which I simply love reading over and over again. The Great Buton Rinchen Drub was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. To this day he is well remembered as a prodigious scholar and writer and is Tibet’s most celebrated historian. He catalogued thousands of the Buddhist scriptures and wrote the famous book, the History of Buddhism in India and Tibet. Many Tibetan scholars utilize in their study even as today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:46 PM
    Great memories of Rinpoche meeting with Guru Deva Rinpoche a very learned and qualified Lama,that has changed Rinpoche life. He is considered to be the reincarnation of one of the 84 great Mahasiddhas of ancient India. He studied under many great masters as such like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang, and so forth. We have Tsem Rinpoche today all because of Guru Deva Rinpoche who had contributed towards Rinpoche’s spiritual journey. The journey was tough for Rinpoche , having gone through and had travelled from America to India. Having remained and continued to languish under the terrible conditions in India till he travelled to Nepal and meeting Guru Deva Rinpoche. Everything changed from then on. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-recollection-of-h-e-guru-deva-rinpoche.html
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    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:19 PM
    Buton Rinchen Drub is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators,writers and proponent of the Kalachakra Tantra. Even as a very young child, Rinpoche exhibited extraordinary abilities. He studied and received many tantric transmissions and empowerments from many other teachers. Well respected by many and was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the period of his life he composed at least twenty-six prolific volumes of commentaries. His legacy included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He travelled tremendously throughout Tibet and many places giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and ordinations at monasteries along the way. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/buton-rinchen-drub.html
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    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:09 PM
    Pema Lingpa was a famous saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In the history of the Nyingma school in Bhutan, Pema Lingpa is second only in importance to Padmasambhava himself. Many auspicious miraculous signs appeared when was born as such even as a child he was indeed extraordinary learning everything from reading and writing to ironwork and carpentry without receiving any instruction. Interesting read of the extraordinary enlightened activities , stories and biography of Pema Lingpa . He was highly regarded by all four of the principal schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. Pema Lingpa spent his life revealing the precious treasures of Guru Rinpoche, giving empowerments and teachings. He composed many religious texts and ritual, gave initiations and even established monasteries . He was known as a discoverer of spiritual treasures. He left a legacy establishing a tradition that endures to this day. He prophesied that in the future he would return as the Buddha Dorjé Nyingpo in the pure land of Pemako.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pema-lingpa.html
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Apr 27. 2021 04:22 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of discovering the heart desire numbers. Numerology is the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. The heart’s desire is seen as part of the larger picture which includes the life path, expression, date of birth and personality. Each person has different numbers that help them identify who they are and what their purpose in life. Each letters in our name has a message which is hidden and plays a crucial role in our life.

    I think this article will benefits many who are having a very hard time to achieve their dreams and to find out their true passion in their life. I had a good read and happy to discover my heart desire number.

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    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:09 PM
    For sarassitham – For years scientists and experts have been trying hard to get the bottom answers and hard evidence of aliens existing . Finally they did it and very close to the answers through the video….a true evidence. Throughout history, many common myths and legends mention incredible flying machines and how ancient people travelled great distances through the air. I do believe thousands of years ago, ancient mankind was visited by incredible flying machines. There are various places around the world such as the Step pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, a burial ground in Columbia , Mountain of Solomon and Peru, and many more. All these architectural structure are amazing, how and exactly, did they build those structures those days thousands years ago without modern machineries? Made of millions of precisely hewn stones weighing tons each, even with today’s cranes and other construction equipment, building it would be a very challenging task. Scientists suspect that over centuries aliens have visited Earth. Could it be artifacts of aliens or did ancient humans have extra-terrestrial help ??? It is still a mysteries to this days. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-evidence-season-1-episode-1.html
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    Friday, Apr 23. 2021 12:19 AM
    This article is truly inspiring. Ms Chen contributed most of her time working, her passion was a strong desire that she was able to do amazing things. It is indeed a rare sight to see a person who is able to be selfless at such a deep level in many ways. I do agree that we definitely need more Ms Chens in this world to inspire and to help others.

    https://bit.ly/3xj0k1C
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:34 PM
    Ngawang Wangyal known to many as Geshe Wangyal and the first American lama introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He was a Buddhist lama and scholar of Kalmyk origin born in Russia. He travelled through Russia to Tibet and spent the next 20 years traveling throughout Asia, learning English and translating . It was during the Chinese invasion he escaped to India and later went to American. Despite the many challenges he faced , he built a monastery been the first temple in the Western hemisphere, sponsored Tibetan monk scholars to assist him in teachings. That’s how Tibetan Buddhism spread in the west. His long list of accomplishments would include pioneering efforts in establishing Tibetan Buddhism’s intellectual bona fides in American academia. During the last several years of his life he worked tirelessly on his final book.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring untold story of how Tibetan Buddhism first came to America through one great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/from-russia-with-love.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Kalarupa is one a wrathful emanation of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, manifesting as a Dharma Protector. Kalarupa displaying as the direct spiritual protector force for all ugliness arising from the true inner spiritual obstacles of fear, hatred, pride and jealousy . As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice ultimately helps us to destroy ignorance and develop wisdom to overcome our anger and suffering. Interesting read of the story how Kalarupa arose as a Protector. Beautiful pictures of Kalarupa in many forms.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing, even though I still have more to understand.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 22. 2021 12:38 AM
    Animals are sentient beings who like us have feelings, if we hurt them they feel pain and if we treat them with love and care, they would feel loved. The more we human know about the animals the more we feel how amazing they are.

    Thank you for sharing, I got attacked from the cuteness and I admired the warm hug of the puppy with teddy bear.

    https://bit.ly/3eoJxl4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 21. 2021 03:12 PM
    In Buddhism, offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. One such offerings such as foods. flowers, and so forth. Reading this post gives us a more understanding of some do’s and don’ts regarding food offerings. Offering food is a meritorious act that also reminds us not to be greedy or selfish.
    GREAT guidance , precious teachings and listening from those videos tell us more. All about making offerings, the importance of our motivation and the results of making offerings to the Three Jewels
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-quick-note-on-food-offerings.html

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
2 yearss ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
6 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
7 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
8 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
8 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
8 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
8 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
11 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
12 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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