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Buddha Jayanti Festival

Buddha Jayanti is one of the most celebrated days for Nepalese. This day, which falls on the full moon of the month of Baisakh, is celebrated to commemorate the birth, attainment of enlightenment, and the death of Gautama Buddha more than 2,564 years ago. Prayers get chanted, and worship is offered by devotees in Buddhist shrines throughout the country, including Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Light of Asia. A great fair held at Lumbini, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath on this day.

Buddha Jayanti is one of the most heartily celebrated events among Nepalese. This day, which falls on the full moon of the month of Baisakh (April-May), is celebrated to commemorate the birth, attainment of enlightenment, and the passing of Gautama Buddha more than 2,564 years ago. Prayers get chanted, and worship is offered by devotees in Buddhist shrines throughout the country, including Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Light of Asia. A great fair held at Lumbini, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath on this day.

The Tibetans and Sherpas celebrate the event for three months, and this period is known as the Saka Dawa period, the most sacred period. During the period people pay visits to Buddha temples, circumambulate stupas, practice the religious courses of fasting, abide by the meatless meals, and if possible, go for pilgrims to Mount Kailash to witness the raising of the prayer pole, the most important events in the base of Mount Kailash. Thousands of pilgrims, from all around the World, reach the base of Mount Kailash to see this even. The prayer pole rising event takes place every year on the full moon day of the 15th day of the 4th month of Tibetan Calendar (the full moon day of May/June).

Buddha Jayanti is one of the most celebrated days for Nepalese. This day, which falls on the full moon of the month of Baisakh, is celebrated to commemorate the birth, attainment of enlightenment, and the death of Gautama Buddha more than 2,564 years ago. Prayers get chanted, and worship is offered by devotees in Buddhist shrines throughout the country, including Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Light of Asia. A great fair held at Lumbini, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath on this day.

To be a part of the Buddha Jayanti festival in Nepal, or participate in any one of the many activities during this period or for to visit Mount Kailash coinciding the Saga Dawa festival, please, let us know at annatreks@gmail.com. Please, detail your interest and available time, and we will tailor an accurate plan a lifetime trip to the Himalayas.

The Tibetans and Sherpas celebrate the event for three months, and this period is known as the Saga Dawa”