A woman placing incense sticks in front of Sri Krishnan Temple, Waterloo Street, Bugis, Singapore

A woman placing incense sticks in front of Sri Krishnan Temple, Waterloo Street, Bugis, Singapore
A woman placing incense sticks in front of Sri Krishnan Temple, Waterloo Street, Bugis, Singapore

A young boy among the crowd watching the temple procession lead by boom boom bull, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A young boy among the crowd watching the temple procession lead by boom boom bull, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A young boy among the crowd watching the temple procession lead by boom boom bull, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old pedestrian walking past the rear gate of the Sri Krishnan Temple, watched over by a guardian deity statue, Bugis, Singapore

An old pedestrian walking past  the rear gate of the Sri Krishnan Temple, watched over by a guardian deity statue, Bugis, Singapore
An old pedestrian walking past the rear gate of the Sri Krishnan Temple, watched over by a guardian deity statue, Bugis, Singapore

Two men are picking up the carrots in the field, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men are picking up the carrots in the field, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Two men are picking up the carrots in the field, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor, roasting chestnuts at his mobile shop, Paya Lebar, Singapore

A street vendor, roasting chestnuts at his mobile shop, Paya Lebar, Singapore
A street vendor, roasting chestnuts at his mobile shop, Paya Lebar, Singapore

Two men carrying the clay mascots heralding the procession following from a temple behind, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India.

Two men carrying the clay mascots heralding the procession following from a temple behind.
Good to see such a traditional practice still followed.

Two men carrying the clay mascots heralding the procession following from a temple behind, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India.

A woman offering joss sticks and candles while praying for ancestors by the road side, Bugis, Singapore

A woman offering joss sticks and candles while praying for ancestors by the road side, Bugis, Singapore
A woman offering joss sticks and candles while praying for ancestors by the road side, Bugis, Singapore

A woman offering her prayers to a Chinese Deity, Hougang, Singapore

A woman offering her prayers to a Chinese Deity, Hougang, Singapore
A woman offering her prayers to a Chinese Deity, Hougang, Singapore

A Tibetan woman offering prayers in front of a water tank outside the Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

A Tibetan woman offering prayers in front of a water tank outside the Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet
It’s a historic temple and this water tank must have hold some sacred water, it seems.

A Tibetan woman offering prayers in front of a water tank outside the Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

A woman pouring warm fragrant water over a baby buddha statue as part of the “Bathing of the Buddha” ritual on the Vesak Day celebrations at Bugis, Singapore

A woman pouring warm fragrant water over a baby buddha statue as part of the "Bathing of the Buddha" ritual on the Vesak Day celebrations at Bugis, Singapore
Interestingly such ritual is common in Hinduism. Vesak Day is also known as Buddha Purnima, a full moon day that marks birth, enlightenment and also death (Final Nirvana) of the Gautama Buddha. Also interesting to see a baby Buddha statue. Both Buddhists and non-Buddhists were performing this ritual.

A woman pouring warm fragrant water over a baby buddha statue as part of the “Bathing of the Buddha” ritual on the Vesak Day celebrations at Bugis, Singapore

A shopkeeper assembled joss papers and other things to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival in front of his Pub, at Golden Mile Complex, Beach Road, Singapore

A shopkeeper assembled joss papers and other things to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival in front of his Pub, at Golden Mile Complex, Beach Road, Singapore
I find the backdrop for the worshipping materials interesting.

A shopkeeper assembled joss papers and other things to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival in front of his Pub, at Golden Mile Complex, Beach Road, Singapore

Statues of Chinese Deities waiting to be picked for transport by movers, Jln Besar, Singapore

Statues of Chinese Deities waiting to be picked for transport by movers, Jln Besar, Singapore
These deities are for longevity (health) and fortune and they are moving.

Statues of Chinese Deities waiting to be picked for transport by movers, Jln Besar, Singapore

A couple offering pooja over a cow in honour of their ancestors, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

A couple offering pooja over a cow in honour of their ancestors, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
A couple offering pooja over a cow in honour of their ancestors, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

A cook frying chapathis at the roadside food stall, Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

A cook frying chapathis at the roadside food stall, Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India
A cook frying chapathis at the roadside food stall, Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

A butcher weighing and packing the chicken meat. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A butcher weighing and packing the chicken meat. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A butcher weighing and packing the chicken meat. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Tibetan woman on circumambulation with her prayer wheel at Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

A Tibetan woman on  circumambulation with her prayer wheel at Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
So great to see their dedication and devotion in their practice.

A Tibetan woman on circumambulation with her prayer wheel at Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

A small roadside shrine under the bamboo trees, Jalan Besar, Singapore

A small roadside shrine under the bamboo trees, Jalan Besar, Singapore
A small roadside shrine under the bamboo trees, Jalan Besar, Singapore

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet
One of the sacred Buddhist temple that has distinctly Tibetan colors and housed a few thousands of images of Buddha (various kinds). Apparently built as a small temple around 600 CE.

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
I was happy to have included the little boy watching into the frame – as I felt too like that boy, just watching that spectacle.

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A woman burning incense sticks and joss papers to celebrate the Hungry Ghost (7th month) Festival, Jalan Besar, Singapore

A woman burning incense sticks and joss papers to celebrate the Hungry Ghost (7th month) Festival, Jalan Besar, Singapore
A woman burning incense sticks and joss papers to celebrate the Hungry Ghost (7th month) Festival, Jalan Besar, Singapore