Lucknow: UP Tourism Celebrates Buddha Purnima With Diyas, Buddha Stuti, Competitions For Kids, More

The Tourism Department of Uttar Pradesh celebrated the auspicious festival yesterday.

by Shreya Ghosh
Lucknow: UP Tourism Celebrates Buddha Purnima With Diyas, Buddha Stuti, Competitions For Kids, More

Devotees celebrated the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima on May 23. Also known as Buddha’s birthday, this day is observed predominantly in different countries of Asia. Commemorating the birth of Lord Gautam Buddha and signifying his enlightenment, this sacred event holds significance for followers of Gautam Buddha. It is known to be the first full moon night of the month of Vaishakh in the Hindu calendar. UP Tourism Department celebrated the festival and shared glimpses with Netizens.

A Diya Lighting Ceremony Was Conducted Yesterday

Taking to the X platform, UP Tourism (@uptourismgov) shared pictures of the Buddha Purnima celebrations on Thursday.

The Tourism Department of Uttar Pradesh celebrated Buddha Purnima by conducting “Yudh Nahi Buddh, a path away from war”. The celebrations were organised at the Antarrashtriya Baudh Shodh Sansthan in Lucknow. According to a report by The Times of India, the UP Tourism Department conducted the event with the International Buddhist Research Centre.

For the celebrations of the auspicious festival of Buddha Purnima, there was a special diya lighting ceremony at the Antarrashtriya Baudh Shodh Sansthan. Mukesh Meshram, the Principal Secretary of Tourism & Culture of Uttar Pradesh presided over the beautiful diya lighting ceremony.

The magnificent celebrations for Buddha Purnima included Buddha Vandana. Visually impaired artists performed Buddha Stuti during the festival. Also, an essay contest, a drawing competition, performances, and more were organised for this occasion. More than 200 kids took part in these competitions. Speakers from Bihar, Tripura, and Sri Lanka came to the venue to talk about Gautam Buddha.

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The Buddhist Festival Is Celebrated All Over The World

Buddha Purnima
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Ahead of the splendid occasion of Buddha Purnima, Buddhist devotees make grand arrangements for the glorious day. From India to several Asian countries to even different parts of the world, followers of Gautam Buddha follow their rituals and celebrate the occasion.

Interestingly, Buddha Purnima is considered a sacred day for Hindu devotees as well. People from both religions celebrate the day with pomp and glory. Buddha Purnima is one of the most blessed and special days of the Vaishakh month and indeed one of the significant festivals of the year.

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Did you celebrate Buddha Purnima this year? If yes, let us know how you enjoyed the festival.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ UP Tourism (@uptourismgov)

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