Infused with the fragrance of incense and the hum of wishes being made and blessings being granted, is the Vinh Ngiem Temple. Located in the south of Vietnam, the temple is frequented by Buddhist devotees and prayerful travellers. It also offers tranquility to the city dweller whose ears are constantly buzzing with the sounds of Ho Chi Minh City. If you either plan on exploring every nook and crevice of the city or prefer staying for one night,Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City would offer you the best bargain. These Service Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City are conveniently located in close range to the Vinh Ngiem Temple. It is time to seek sanctuary on its holy grounds.
Shedding its light for miles the seven storey Pagoda is certainly a magnificent sight. It is called ‘Aralokitesvara’ by the locals and is the largest of its kind in Vietnam. It houses many statues and pictures of the Lord Buddha. The sight of the Pagoda could instill a sense of peace and also give life to a faith that lays dormant in some.
The temple which is relatively modern is also adorned by a large bell, donated by the Japanese Buddhist community. Delicately attached onto it are the wishes of devotees that are carried into the air with each resounding boom. These simple rituals are interesting ways to delve into the spirituality of those of the Buddhist faith in Vietnam. The temple is also home to monks and nuns whose devotional practices are worthy of observation.
An analysis of these practices will reveal that Buddhism in Vietnam is also influenced by Taoism, Chinese spirituality and indigenous Vietnamese religions. Such fusions are decisive factors in the structural and architectural aspects of the temple; they also give a distinctive quality to a system of beliefs in a particular country. Visit the temple and unravel the layers of meaning attached to the ritualsobserved within its premises.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+