Vesak day is sometimes referred to as " Budha's Birthday" and is observed by Buddhists. The day is actually the celebration of the birth , enlightenment and death of Buddha .
Vesak Day celebrations can be observed in the main Buddhists Temple in Singapore - the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown and Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple in Toa Payoh , which is the second biggest Buddhist temple in Asia.
Today will see Buddhists attending their temples before dawn for the ceremonies. Simple offerings of flowers, candles and joss-sticks will be offered at the feet of their spiritual teacher. Buddhists believe that performing good deeds on Vesak Day will multiply merit many times over. Many of the followers will also bath a small image of the baby Buddha in front of the altar by pouring over the statue. Most statues of the Lord Buddha are illuminated on Vesak Day, and the celebrations will conclude tonight with a candlelight procession through the streets around the temples.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Bathing the Stature of Baby Buddha
Inside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple