KATHMANDU: Buddha Jayanti is being observed wishing for world peace by organizing special worships, singing hymns and holding discourses.
Buddha Jayanti commemorates the day Lord Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and died. It falls on the full moon day in the Nepali month of Baishakh. Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the day by worshipping Lord Buddha.
Devotees especially visit Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Rishi Pattan and Kushinagar on this day. These places are the four major religious sites of Buddhists. Lumbini is where Lord Buddha was born, Bodhgaya is the place where he attained enlightenment, Rishipattan is the place where he started giving sermons and Kushinagar is the place where he died.
The day is also marked in various parts of the world to spread the message of peace, harmony and non-violence.
Thousands of devotees worship Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa and other Buddhist shrines in Kathmandu Valley to pay homage to Lord Buddha. Similarly, rallies will also be organized to spread the message of peace and non-violence.
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