400 couples wed on 11.11.11 in Kuala Lumpur temple

November 11th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 11 (IANS) Four hundred couples tied the nuptial knots at the largest Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur — Thean Hou Buddhist temple — Friday as it was the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year of this century.

The date that comes only once in a century could literally translates to “eternal love” in Mandarin, Xinhua reported.

The mass wedding ceremony was held as per Buddhist rites and solemnised by a high priest along with several other priests who chanted prayers to bless the newly weds.

Adding the numbers in 11.11.2011, its the auspicious number 8.

While a few believe getting married on the triple numbers would bring them a lifetime of luck and fortune, the rest did it just because its a nuptial date they can never forget.

“November 11, 2011 is an extraordinary date I am getting married on the day my fiance is turning 26,” said Luo Jia Wan.

He proposed to Zhang Hui Fang last year on the same date.

According to the wedding organisers, the youngest registered for marriage Friday was 18 years old while the oldest aged 47.

Adding charm to this special occasion of weddings, the temple gave away prizes that included two classic cars and honeymoon packages and gifts to the newly-weds.

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