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The Lowdown

This was a rather large diorama, part of which was under restoration. On the left side, Wu Song is visible slaying a tiger.

 

Dead ahead is the Laughing Buddha, a jovial and wandering sage who is always depicted with a big smile and a bigger paunch. He was fond of children and it is said that when children approached him, he would always have some treat to pull out of his shoulder bag, which never went empty. It is also considered auspicious to rub his paunch for good luck, which might actually be tickling him, contributing to the smile.

 

The large white pillar is a monument to the parents of the Haw Par brothers and contains their ashes. 

The Lowdown

This was a rather large diorama, part of which was under restoration. On the left side, Wu Song is visible slaying a tiger.

 

Dead ahead is the Laughing Buddha, a jovial and wandering sage who is always depicted with a big smile and a bigger paunch. He was fond of children and it is said that when children approached him, he would always have some treat to pull out of his shoulder bag, which never went empty. It is also considered auspicious to rub his paunch for good luck, which might actually be tickling him, contributing to the smile.

 

The large white pillar is a monument to the parents of the Haw Par brothers and contains their ashes. 

comments (17)

i like you point of view Ayush... great composition....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Sep 2014, 06:41
It is all so colourful isn't it
Ayush Basu: A recent renovation, Chris.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Sep 2014, 09:09
when i was a buddhist i was going to see a tibetan master who was in town, and there was a double rainbow in the sky, which they say means a master is in town, coinkydink? probably smile great shot, do you do HDR?
Ayush Basu: Interesting!
I do like HDR but this one is not. It has been a while since I did some conversions though. grin
Everyone should have a laughing Buddha in their lives, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It is considered auspicious to receive statues of the laughing Buddha actually, Pauline.
The Laughing Buddha is a favorite of many. Nicely done.
Ayush Basu: I certainly like his cheer and spirit, Mary. Thank you very much.
Amazing colours here Ayush! I love the laughing Buddha.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Richard. It was late afternoon of a bright day and the wide angle usually delivers on those counts.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Sep 2014, 00:06
Phew! Sharpness cuts the eyes, Ayush!


smile
Ayush Basu: The wide angle lens performs modestly Ray, I wonder if purists would not approve of the distortion caused on the trees.
I don't mean to sound disrespectful... but it reminds me a bit of a miniature golf course...
It is amazing how much you got in the frame, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I do not find your comment disrespectful in the slightest, Elizabeth. I suppose I went overboard with the wide angle lens, slightly pointing upwards. grin
i have enjoyed your tour around this wonderful bright and colourful place Ayush...
the smiling Buddha looks cool....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you for following Peter, this place is well worth the time to visit.
Some drama to satisfy everyone, Ayush. smile
Ayush Basu: Quite a few things going on here, isn;t it Ginnie grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2014, 07:22
I love the whole series. It is so colourful. I bet you were short of eyes to see it all.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for following it Astrid, yes I am always short of eyes whenever I visit ths place.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Sep 2014, 08:08
This gives an idea of what an extensive place it must be, Ayush
Ayush Basu: It sure is extensive and several hours can pass by in a flash Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Sep 2014, 08:15
An enjoyable photograph Ayush, I like the trees looming.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Chad, purists would most likely not like this because of the wide angle caused distortion.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Sep 2014, 11:44
This place abounds with colour. Heh, to tickle the sage.
Ayush Basu: I think he is giggling enough already, Louis, but surely he would not protest at being tickled some more. smile
  • Alan
  • Crested Butte, Colorado
  • 22 Sep 2014, 13:34
A fascinating culture. I like the bold colours everywhere.
I don't remember that ash monument though...
Pow! A real colour blast!

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