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The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2

Update: 16/03/2022
By the instruction of Most Abbot, Monks and Buddhists of Hoang Phap Pagoda came to Van Giap cemetery in District 2 to pray for requiem to 990 spirits at graves on March 15th, 2022 (Feb. 13th, Year of the Tiger).
 

The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2

 

Van Giap Cemetery was established in 1967 with 3,192 graves. This area’s project will be a park, so the People's Committee of District 2 has a plan to recover the land to clear the Van Giap cemetery. District 2 People's Committee has had a policy to relocate graves with compensation support. Since 2017, graves have been unloaded and 2,203 graves have been unloaded, leaving 990 graves. The contractor is Mr. Doan Tran Thien Le Thanh, the person in charge of supervision is Mr. Vu Manh Cuong.

The Sangha, Buddhists and those in charge at Van Giap cemetery sincerely read and recited the 13 chapters of the Ksitigarbha Sutra, The rite offering food to lone souls, recited the Buddha's name, repented, and took refuge in the Three Jewels for all spirits; releasing sparrows, vowing to transfer good merit to these souls to be born early in the peaceful realm.

Today, Venerable Thich Tam Hue, on behalf of the monks of Hoang Phap Pagoda, respectfully comes to burn incense and prays for the spirits here.

On this occasion, the Monk advised Mr Doan Tran Thien Le Thanh and those serving at Van Giap cemetery should create many good deeds, eat vegetarian meals, recite Buddha's name, release creatures, charity, etc,...to dedicate these blessings to 990 spirits here and around, being born in a peaceful realm. Remember the Buddha, recite the Buddha's name and follow the Buddha's teachings for a peaceful and happy family.

On this occasion, monks gave dharma gifts, including the books "Lessons for Buddhists", “Good Examples in the West and East” and other gifts to relatives of responsible people at the cemetery.

The representative of the cemetery's construction worker paid his gratitude to the Most Abbot, who permitted monks Buddhists visiting, chanting sutra and seeing off 990 souls to the resting place.

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The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2
The rite praying for rebirth at Van Giap cemetery in District 2

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