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Wat Chaiyamangalaram - 1

Lotus pattern floor tiles are a common feature in Buddhist temples, as seen here. At the rear, is a row of Buddha statues in standing and seated position, along with provision to store ashes of departed family members.

Wat Chaiyamangalaram - 1

Lotus pattern floor tiles are a common feature in Buddhist temples, as seen here. At the rear, is a row of Buddha statues in standing and seated position, along with provision to store ashes of departed family members.

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 3 Aug 2017, 00:28
I really like your compositional skills on display here, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your generous praise, Ray.
this was really interesting Ayush... i love the way that you framed this image....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Very kind of you to say so, Peter.
That is really nicely composed.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the kind comment, Michael.
The collection of ashes looks really pretty.
Ayush Basu: Very neat and orderly, Michael.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 3 Aug 2017, 06:16
And there are pictures of the deceased on the far wall
Ayush Basu: Some of the 'residents' here are from the 1980s, Chris.
These temples really are works of art Ayush
Ayush Basu: Penang has a whole bunch of temples and they each merit separate time and attention, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Aug 2017, 07:19
Very well composed Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Danke schone, Herr Chad.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2017, 07:22
I thought at first that the back wall was covered in photos at first. Is there perhaps a rental period for the ashes or is it once the wall is full then there's no more?
Ayush Basu: I do not get the impression there is a period to it, Alan, but I would strongly think that there are no new entries accepted. There is a columbarium, right next to this main temple.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2017, 07:22
I thought at first that the back wall was covered in photos at first. Is there perhaps a rental period for the ashes or is it once the wall is full then there's no more?
Very well composed photo Ayush, I wondered what all those background things were, thanks for telling us.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased with your observation and interest in the components of this image, Brian.
I suppose the building is busy then, with people visiting ashes.
Ayush Basu: It is not packed with visitors but there is a steady stream of devotees and next of kin visiting, praying and making offerings, then departing, Mary.
They certainly enjoy colour, don't they?!
Ayush Basu: That is a good point, Tom. They did not choose a pale shade of a lotus, to be sure.
So many urns!
Ayush Basu: Oh there is an entire columbarium next door, LC!
I wonder how long the urns stay there, surely in time they must have to make way for more recent departures
Ayush Basu: I understand that there will be no further additions here, but there is a columbarium next door, Martin.
I like the many colors in the buddhist temples...
Ayush Basu: I like them too, Larry.
Really interesting, thank you.

Your photo has captured the scene very well.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased with your response, CP.
I'm so glad you explained what was in the rear, Ayush, because that's the first thing I wondered about!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the visit and your comment, Ginnie.
Très jolies couleurs éclatantes.
Ayush Basu: Merci, Martine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Aug 2017, 09:12
A very interesting variation on the memorial wall. No flowers, but little statues.
Ayush Basu: I take it that the next of kin will visit a minimum of two or three times a year, Louis. Some will perhaps visit more.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 4 Aug 2017, 09:23
Are each of those rectangles on the wall a cache for the ashes you mention, Ayush?
Ayush Basu: Yes, Lisl. Inside each glass pane, is an alcove containing an urn with ashes. The glass has inscriptions of names, age, year of passing and names of next of kin.
what are the pictures on the back wall? i would like to have a wall like that of polaroids! hehe
Ayush Basu: I can picture a wall like that, Elaine - cool thought.
Inside each glass pane, is an alcove containing an urn with ashes. The glass has inscriptions of names, age, year of passing and names of next of kin.
Nice framing, Ayush...
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Sudipto.

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