PM greets people on Buddha Purnima

Buddhist people visit decorated Viharas and Pagodas to observe the full-length Buddhist sutra, and on this day, kheer, a sweet rice pudding is served to recall the story of Sujata who had offered Buddha a bowl of the pudding. According to Buddhist scriptures, "Buddha Pournima" or "Vesak" is the day when Bhagwan Gautama Buddha was born, got enlightenment and passed away.

People in Southeast Asia celebrate Buddha Purnima as Vesak.

Wishing you all peace and prosperity on this auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima! It is celebrated on the full moon night in the Hindu month of Vaisakh.

The Big day of Buddhists is Vesak which is celebrated in all over the world by Buddhists.

Uttamanada Benuban Buddhist Bihar Principal Vodonta Azitanto Mahather led the rally while hundreds of men and women of Buddhist community including Buddha devotees participated the rally.

In North East region in India, people celebrate Buddha Purnima in gumpas.

Devotees visit temples, light candles and incense sticks, pray and offer candies and fruits before the statue of Lord Buddha.

Purnima Tithi Begins around 01:07 on May 10, 2017.

The festival marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.

In Sri Lanka, colourful lanterns are lit to signify the life of the Buddha, while in Taiwan fragrant water is poured over statues of Buddha.

India is the origin of many world religions including the Buddhism.

The monks display the traditional dance called "Gumpa Tamasha". "Seven out of Eight religious places associated with Bhagwan Buddha are situated in India", said Sharma. The festival is predominantly celebrated in the countries such as China, Srilanka, India, Korea, Burma, Bhutan, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, and Indonesia. In 1956, Government of India organized the 2500th anniversary of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana as an worldwide mega event. At the age of 80 years, Gautama Buddha died at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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