This is the Sai Baba Temple near College KIIT University at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. So visit it, Baba protects all who goes to Him. This is the one thing I misses most. But where there is devotion there is God 🙂
Buddha Purnima is observed to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of Buddhism, Lord Buddha. It is enjoyed by the Buddhists all over the country with great excitement and enjoyment. Buddha Purnima is celebrated all over the country in the month of Vaisakha of the Hindu calendar. The day is celebrated on the night of the full moon during the month of April or May. To celebrate this auspicious day, people gather in Bodh Gaya to make this day a successful one.
Buddha Purnima is counted as one of the chief religious festivals of the Buddhists. The day is celebrated to commemorate three significant incidences of Lord Buddha’s life which took place on this single day. It is on the day of Buddha Purnima that Lord Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and achieved Nirvana. This day is of great importance to the Buddhists all over the country.
Buddha Purnima is one of the major festivals of India that is celebrated with great fan fare and excitement. Various events and celebrations are arranged so as to make the day a grand event. People pray and utter summons related to the life of Lord Buddha. Religious discourses are recited from the Holy Scriptures. Meditation is a major event that is observed on this day. Colorful processions are taken out to mark this auspicious day. People get drenched in festivity and unite near the statue of Lord Buddha. The sacred Maha Bodhi tree is wonderfully decorated and decked up with fresh flowers and colorful flags.
The celebration of the Buddha Purnima goes back to a long historical background. The mention of the festival is found even in the ancient works of the Chinese scholar, Fa-Hien. In Sri Lanka, this festival is referred to as Wesak festival in Sri Lanka. The day of this festival is decided according to the Lunar year. Though Bodh Gaya is the most important place for the celebration of Buddha Purnima, Lumbini, Sarnath and Kushinara also celebrates this festival with great fervor. Apart from India, this festival is celebrated in other Buddhist countries like Laos, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tibet, Burma, Bhutan, Thailand, Korea, Mongolia, China, Cambodia, Nepal and Japan.
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P.S: Happy Buddha Purnima to all the Readers, Celebrate, Meditate, do Charity and Have faith on God, God Bless 🙂
College Days are indeed the most memorable days of Life. I still remember the last day and night at hostel, it was really sad. I spent the entire night in the reading room. I used to watch the dawn during exam days, so I went there to see the dawn and the beautiful purple sky. I still remember the first night, when Mosi and Mummy were going after admitting me into the College. I was feeling very lonely, but then from the next day and also after few days, I got used to with the College Life. But going back home was always a very special time for me, but this time it was forever.
This is Life, when you go through the College, you becomes graduate and also gains experiences that would be helpful in the future. For now I will be on my way as the Life shows the way. I wish my Mosi would have been here to see me, May God Bless Her.
God helped me in the past and I pray to Him to show the way in future too.