Buddhist Worshipers Set Birds Free to Earn Merit


Posted on May 21st, by Juan in Culture & Customs, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

Buddhist Worshipers Set Birds free for Good Luck - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 3

At the entrance of every temple there are vendors with crowded bird cages.

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Worshiper buying a bird at Kheng Hock Keong Temple in Yangon.

Buddhist Worshipers Set Birds free for Good Luck - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

She prays with the bird at the entrance of the temple before setting it free.

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According to Buddhist beliefs, releasing birds earns you merit. It can also symbolizes letting go of troubles.

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