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Nepal: Buddha Jayanti

18/05/2019 All day
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Buddha Jayanti is a national festival of Nepal, which is celebrated with immense grandeur and magnificence. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini on this day, hence Buddhists from all over the world visit Nepal during this ceremony. Places like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Lumbini, and Monkey Temple are decorated with prayer flags and butter lamps. Monks gather to offer prayers and chant Buddhist mantras. People eat vegetarian food, abstain from alcohol, and do dan-dharma. Local womenfolk visit viharas and observe Buddhist sutra. Kheer or sweet porridge is cooked at every household during Buddha Jayanti.

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