On the morning of September 22, 2021, the Kan Ben Festival solemnly took place – the season of filial piety in the Khmer Theravada Buddhism tradition PL.2565 at Pitu Khosa RangSay pagoda (No. 27/18 Mac Dinh Chi, An Lac ward, Ninh Kieu district). , Can Tho City).
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The ceremony was attended by: TT. Ly Hung, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha BTS Committee in Can Tho City, Abbot of Pitu Khosa RangSay Pagoda, and all the monks and Buddhists at the temple.
At the ceremony, the monks performed the ritual, chanted the sutras, prayed for supplication and dedicated merit to those who had passed. This is the first day of worship until the 30th day of the 8th lunar month called Phchum Ben – Sene Dolta (offering ancestors, pardoning the sins of the dead) almost like the Vu lan season of filial piety of Vietnamese Buddhism.
Venerable Ly Hung said, the meaning of Kan Ben ceremony is a ritual held by Khmer Buddhists at temples, from August 16 to 30 of the lunar calendar. The ceremony only lasted for half a month, after the monks entered and descended for 2 months.
Kan Ben ceremony brings a traditional beauty, imbued with the national cultural identity with profound humanity of the Khmer people. In order to remember ancestors, grandparents, parents and dedicate blessings to those who have passed away, they will soon be released and reborn in a peaceful land. With the rituals that usually take place on Kan Ben day, which is close to the holiday, the Abbot and Achar dignitaries will meet and agree with the phum and squirrels in the temple will alternately organize a Kan Ben day from August 16-30 of the lunar calendar every year.
This year, due to the complicated development of the epidemic situation, in order to well implement Directive 16 of the Prime Minister, ensure the social distance to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic, the ceremony is only allowed in pagodas and temples. organized internally, but still fully ensure the traditional rites from the past at 463 Khmer Theravada Buddhist temples in the South.