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Budhha Jayenti The Birthday of Buddha

9th May, 2024  •   01:13 PM

The grand festival for Buddist people and people who belive in Budhha.

Buddha Jayanti also referred to as the "Birthday of Gautam Buddha" (c 563-485), commemorates the birth of Buddha in Nepal to Queen Mayadevi and King Suddhodan, the founder of Buddhism and often regarded as the Light of Asia. This auspicious occasion is determined by the full moon of the Asian Lunisolar calendar, falling in the Vaisaka month of the Vikram Sambat Hindu calendar. The festival is observed to honor Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing.

Throughout the world, Buddhist communities engage in various activities such as meditation, worship, and acts of charity during Buddha Jayanti. In Nepal, Buddha Jayanti is recognized as a public holiday.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, attracts thousands of pilgrims from across the globe every year who gather to worship, meditate, and offer prayers.

In Pokhara, a city with a significant Buddhist population including Tibetans, numerous celebrations and worship ceremonies take place, particularly at the Tibetan Camp Hemja and Matepani Gumba.

Kathmandu, being a hub of Buddhism with numerous stupas and monasteries, plays a vital role in the festivities. Major celebrations occur at sites like Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, where the main doors of Swayambhunath are opened for locals to visit.

Attraction of Buddha Jayanti In Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini

  • Decoration of monastery and stupas
  • Worshiping with 1008 lamps for peace,
  • Jatra and rally in Bauddhanath by devotees and worshipers
  • Chanting Buddha’s Teachings in monasteries all around the world.
  • Temple Visit
  • Religious Ceremonies
  • Cultural Programs
  • Processions of Thankas, Budhha statue and etc
  • Chanting hymns and prayers on streets

Overall, Buddha Jayanti in Nepal is a time for spiritual reflection, communal worship, and celebration of the principles of peace, compassion, and enlightenment embodied by Gautama Buddha. Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, is often regarded as a central hub in worldwide Buddhism, Don’t miss to travel during Buddha Jayanti. It is not only biggest festival but the biggest spiritual moment as well.


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