Pchum Ben Photos

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Pchum Ben Photos

Post by rozzieoz » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:10 pm

We went to two pagodas on different days, Ream and Otres.

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Monks at Ream Pagoda.

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Ream

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Someone please explain about the rice. We had a bowl of rice and many pots on the table. We put a spoonful of rice in each bowl, with an offering of money.

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At Otres- we arrived a bit later and sat with the monks while they ate. The amount of food was staggering.


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Otres Pagoda

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Check out the pile of presents.


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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:20 am

nice photos Roz, my facebook has been littered with similar photos from pchum pen. at least these arent full of selfies too lol
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Post by rozzieoz » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:21 pm

Thank god Kunthea isn't a selfie addict.


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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:26 pm

The rice in the bowls is to feed those souls who haven't passed through to the other side for whatever reason.
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Post by rozzieoz » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Thank you!


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Re: Pchum Ben Photos

Post by bolueeleh » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:36 pm

actually 15 days before the pchum ben holiday starts, the monks already started praying and they cannot leave the pagoda to go collect alms, so the nearby villagers have to take turn to bring food to the pagoda for the monks, what got me in stitches is that there are sequence to follow, so that everyday will have somebody to provide food for the monks, i wish other infrastructure can be as organised as this.
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