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Saturday, 21 May 2016

2560th Birth Anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha

Posted by Anup Baral May 21, 2016 :
The country is celebrating the 2560th Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Gautam Buddha, tomorrow, paying immense respect to the epitome of peace and non-violence. The Buddha’s birthday known as the Buddha purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of Baisakh as per lunar calendar every year. A special ceremony is to held in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, tomorrow to mark the 2560th Buddha Purnima. President Bidya Devi Bhandari is gracing the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Arrival of the guests both from the country and abroad began in Lumbini to attend the Buddha Jayanti celebrations being organized Saturday on the occasion of the 2560 th Buddha Jayanti (the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the epitome of peace).  The Lumbini Day is being held in the birthplace of Budhha coinciding with the Buddha Jayanti which is also observed as the Buddha poornima.

Followers of Buddhism, Vikkhus, nuns, Lama gurus and practitioners of Buddhism from China, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the US, Australia,  Myanmar and Magnolia have  arrived here to observe the Buddha Jayanti celebrations.

As per the updates made available by the Lumbini Development Trust, guests from Bhutan, Russia, the United Nations and other countries are getting into the birthplace of Buddha who is honoured as the ‘Light of Asia’.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.