Temple of 1,000 Lights (Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya), Singapore

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Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is a Buddhist monastery in Singapore. The temple was originally set up by Venerable Vutthisara of Thailand. The present premises are located at Race Course Road in Singapore.HistoryThe Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple was founded in 1927 by a Thai monk called VutthisaraInfluencesThere are strong Thai influences in the architecture and decor.Buddha StatueThe Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is one of the most prominent and widely visited Buddhist temples in Singapore, often referred to as the Temple of 1,000 Lights. It features a 15-meter high statue of a seated Buddha, which weighs nearly 300 tons, as well as many smaller Buddha images and murals depicting the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. The large central statue is surrounded by a stylized aura made of numerous light bulbs—often lit during evening hours—from which the temple derives its nickname. In a small room beneath the altar is an image of a reclining Buddha, Buddha towards the end of his life, under a Yellow Seraka Tree.On Vesak Day, the annual holiday celebrating the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha, devotees donate money to the temple and in exchange are allowed to place gold leaf onto a small statue of the Buddha. As the day wears on, the Buddha is almost entirely covered in a fresh layer of gold leaves.
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  • The temple was originally set up by Venerable Vutthisara of Thailand. The present premises are located at Race Course Road in Singapore. The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is one of the most...  more »
  • This temple is on Racecourse Rd in Little India. It isn't big, so you'll have to look closely to find it. It was built in 1927 by Thai Buddhists, so you'll see lots of Thai features like the flame.....  more »
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  • Absolutely love this temple. It stands at the crossroads of different cultures and had some historical significance during the war. You can spin the wheel for your monthly fortune, go inside the Buddha and read about Gautama’s life.
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