Monday, February 11, 2013

Poh Lin Shan (保灵山), Serikin, Bau – The Floating Buddha

The host deity, the Golden Buddha was first found drifting along the Lundu river by a group of Iban boys in 2012.
From Poh Lin Shan, Serikin, Bau – The Floating Buddha
It is now hosted in Poh Lin Shan 保灵山 at the road junction to Serikin in Bau, in a natural limestone cave by devotees. One of the local devotees, Tan, earlier on was already planning for a place of worship in the area; coincidentally, this mysterious Golden Buddha Statue was found, the rest is history. It was said to be floating a thousand miles in the sea, at sitting position, before reaching Lundu. Could this be due to the mega tsunami in 2012?
From Poh Lin Shan, Serikin, Bau – The Floating Buddha
There are many mysterious stories or sayings on this floating Buddha and the limestone cave; one of those is about the mystical sangha shadow glimmering on a limestone wall in the cave, it is believed that the invisible image will only appear to those with faith.
From Poh Lin Shan, Serikin, Bau – The Floating Buddha
Undoubtedly, Poh Lin Shan has added another attraction in Bau recently to both the religious devotees and the tourists, and hopefully continued to bring prosperity to this Golden (gold mining) Town of Borneo.

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