Buddha Purnima: Devotees take holy dip at Triveni Sangam in Allahabad

Allahabad, April 30: Buddha Purnima marks the birthday of Gautam Buddha, who later became the founder of Buddhism. According to the Vedic literature, Lord Buddha is an incarnation of Lord Krishna (Vishnu) and thus, he appeared on this earth some 2500 years ago to teach the message of mercy and non-violence towards all living beings.

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A sacred day, the festival is celebrated all around the world across various countries in different ways.

Thousands of devotees gathered at the ghat of Triveni Sangam on Monday. They took the holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima. Children were happily seen splashing water at each other, while the adults chanted their mantras, and performed their rituals with utmost devotion.

Take a look at how the country is gearing up to celebrate the auspicious day.

The peace march was taken out in Bodh Gaya, Bihar by Buddhist monks on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also paid tribute to Lord Buddha at the Smriti Park in Park.

People visit the holy shrines of Lord Buddha and offer him prayers on this day. In some countries, people also release birds, insects, and animals as an act of “liberation” to spread Buddha’s message as a ritual.

Maha Bodhi temple illuminated with lights ahead of Buddha Jayanti celebrations in Bodh Gaya.

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Buddhist monks prepare ahead of Buddha Purnima celebrations in Bhopal.

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