Budh Purnima

April

Bodh Gaya, Bihar

Celebrated on the full moon night in the Vaisaka month according to the Hindu calendar, this festival revolves around worshipping an idol of Lord Buddha founder of the oldest religion in the world. While this festival is celebrated in many South Asian countries, in India, it is celebrated with utmost pomp in Khushinagar, Sarnath and most importantly Sarnath.


Celebrated on the full moon night in the Vaisaka month according to the Hindu calendar, this festival revolves around worshipping an idol of Lord Buddha founder of the oldest religion in the world. While this festival is celebrated in many South Asian countries, in India, it is celebrated with utmost pomp in Khushinagar, Sarnath and most importantly Sarnath. This festival attracts thousands of devotees and tourists every year where one can perform or witness a variety of important religious rituals. Monasteries are crowded with worshipers and monks commence reading the Holy Scriptures all day long. Houses are decorated with eloquent lights and candles and roofs are adorned with red, white and blue flags.

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