Buddha Jayanti

Discussion in 'Hindu Festivals' started by garry420, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Celebration of Buddhist festivals varies considerably, depending on the country in which they are observed. The most important festival is Wesak, celebrated throughout the world. On the occasion, they remember the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, since it is believed that all of these events happened on the same day of Wesak (Sinhalese word for April-may). On this day Buddhist homes are decorated with, large bunches of flowers and all the lamps are lit and lights turned on. Many people take part in processions through the streets.

    In india, the festival is called Buddha Jayanti in Baisakh (April-may). It is the Buddha anniversary auspicious day. Buddhists from all over India and abroad throng to Bodh Gaya and Rajgir, in Bihar on the same most beautiful moon day. Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and passed away on this day.

    In Sri Lanka, as Kandy, a great national festival is celebrated where striking fundamental unity of the Sangh is demonstrated. Bowing before the reputed relic of Buddha’s tooth is the worship.

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