Friday, November 30, 2018

Pho Dong (male face) and Mo Dong (female face)

You must have noticed astrologer put these images on the Doth (ritual effigy). After performing certain ritual, it is than put away (outside) as per the day’s auspicious direction.

You may wonder what does these images represent?

Well these are drawings of man and woman. It is mounted on slender sticks that is stuck into the soft dough, and offered to the malevolent spirits as substitutes for all the men and women whose lives they threaten.

After discarding it should not be brought back. Ironically, some people collect back for reuse defeating the very purpose of performing this rituals. 

Next time please ensure  it is not brought back. 

Cultivate Generous Thought and practice giving gifts to the Sanghas.

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