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Buddha Purnima celebrated at Pandu

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PANDU, May 4 � The 2559th Buddha Purnima Festival was observed with due piety, austerity and solemnity on May 3, at Pandu Buddha Vihar. Memorable for three sacred events of Tathagata Buddh�s life such as his Birth, his Enlightenment and his Maha Parinirvana, the Buddha Purnima day is celebrated all over the globe by the followers of this great apostle of peace and non-violence with dignity and devotion.

The day-long festival ceremony began with �Sutrapath� by the Bhikshu Sangha and morning religious procession followed by the hoisting of World Buddhist Flag, Buddha Puja and traditional �Pindadaan� by the Sangha. On this occasion, a quiz competition among the youth and art competition among children were also held. In the religious gathering, speakers in one voice exhorted the people to spread the noble ideals of peace, non-violence, tolerance and universal brotherhood as preached by Lord Buddha all over the world which is now torn by violence, murder, bloodshed, corruption and loss of human values.

In the evening, the Buddha vihar was gorgeously decorated with lights and a cultural function was held where local singers presented religious songs befitting the occasion.

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Buddha Purnima celebrated at Pandu

PANDU, May 4 � The 2559th Buddha Purnima Festival was observed with due piety, austerity and solemnity on May 3, at Pandu Buddha Vihar. Memorable for three sacred events of Tathagata Buddh�s life such as his Birth, his Enlightenment and his Maha Parinirvana, the Buddha Purnima day is celebrated all over the globe by the followers of this great apostle of peace and non-violence with dignity and devotion.

The day-long festival ceremony began with �Sutrapath� by the Bhikshu Sangha and morning religious procession followed by the hoisting of World Buddhist Flag, Buddha Puja and traditional �Pindadaan� by the Sangha. On this occasion, a quiz competition among the youth and art competition among children were also held. In the religious gathering, speakers in one voice exhorted the people to spread the noble ideals of peace, non-violence, tolerance and universal brotherhood as preached by Lord Buddha all over the world which is now torn by violence, murder, bloodshed, corruption and loss of human values.

In the evening, the Buddha vihar was gorgeously decorated with lights and a cultural function was held where local singers presented religious songs befitting the occasion.