Devotees Gathered at Wat Chai Mongkol in Pattaya During Makha Bucha Day

Pattaya —

Wat Chai Mongkol held a vibrant celebration of Makha Bucha Day on Saturday, February 24th, drawing devotees and Buddhists from across Pattaya and nearby communities.

Makha Bucha Day, observed on the 15th day of the third lunar month, commemorates the miraculous gathering of 1,250 Buddhist monks before the Buddha. This day also marks the Buddha’s delivery of the Ovada Patimokkha, which emphasizes the importance of good moral conduct.

Throughout the day, Buddhist followers participated in various religious activities at Wat Chai Mongkol, including making merit, offering alms, and listening to Dhamma teachings. The evening culminated in the candlelight procession, a symbolic act of paying homage to the Triple Gem: Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha.

Devotees, both Thai and foreign, filled the temple grounds, carrying candles and flowers. The procession, led by monks chanting prayers, circulated the main hall three times, each round dedicated to one aspect of the Triple Gem.

The atmosphere yesterday was filled with reverence and peace as participants walked together, reflecting on the teachings of the Buddha and seeking blessings for their lives. Many believe that participating in this procession brings about inner peace, joy, mindfulness, and good fortune.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.