Buddha Jayanti is a triple festival celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. The stunning stupas at Swayambhunath and Bodnath in Kathmandu are the main focus of festivities, but celebrations also take place in various ways all over Nepal.
In many venues, statues of the Buddha are carried by maroon-clad monks in processions throughout the night. Devotional lights and flickering candles illuminate these awesome parades, as well as the temples where they originate.
Buddha was born in Lumbini in the province of Terai in Nepal, but he soon left the country and travelled to India. His philosophy was first introduced to the country by the Indian emperor Ashok, centuries after his death in 250 BC. Later, Tibetan Buddhism was brought to Nepal by the ancestors of the sherpas coming over the Himalayas from Tibet in the 8th century AD. It has remained strong in the country ever since, finding an easy blend with Hinduism, more a philosophy of life than a galaxy of gods. All Buddhist festivals are full of peaceful charm, but this one has to be one of the best.
Dipti wrote 1611 Days Ago (neutral)0i am Buddhist
and we celebrate it very cheerfully.1 point
binod wrote 1612 Days Ago (neutral)0On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti I wish “May Peace prevail in this world and Especially in the country where Buddha Born – Nepal”1 point TakiaGenji wrote 1612 Days Ago (neutral)0i hope i will go to sawyambhu at early morning0 points prakst wrote 1615 Days Ago (positive)1what are you planning to do on Buddha Jayanti???1 point Rigsum wrote 1639 Days Ago (positive)1We should hav some enjoyment on budhha jayanti too. Rather thn others :)2 points