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Buddha's Birthday Celebrations Around the World

India | News18 | April 30, 2018, 9:00 am
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 A Buddhist devotee helps her child to pour water on a Buddha statue to celebrate the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

A Buddhist devotee helps her child to pour water on a Buddha statue to celebrate the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees arrives for Buddha Jayanti celebrations in Bodh Gaya. (Image: PTI)

Devotees arrives for Buddha Jayanti celebrations in Bodh Gaya. (Image: PTI)

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 A Nepalese Buddhist devotee lights butter lamp in a monastery during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

A Nepalese Buddhist devotee lights butter lamp in a monastery during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 A Buddhist devotee pours water on a Buddha statue to celebrate the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

A Buddhist devotee pours water on a Buddha statue to celebrate the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 A statue of Buddha at Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the Borobudur temple annually, which makes it the most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia. (Image: Getty Images)

A statue of Buddha at Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the Borobudur temple annually, which makes it the most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya. (Image: PTI)

Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti at Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya. (Image: PTI)

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 A devotee offering prayers to Lord Buddha on the occasion of Budh Purnima in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

A devotee offering prayers to Lord Buddha on the occasion of Budh Purnima in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Monks wearing magnificent costumes and masks perform prayers before the Thangka, or traditional painting of Lord Buddha, is unveiled at a Tibetan temple during Wesak day celebration in Ipoh, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

Monks wearing magnificent costumes and masks perform prayers before the Thangka, or traditional painting of Lord Buddha, is unveiled at a Tibetan temple during Wesak day celebration in Ipoh, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 A child carries a water pot on her head to pour at the foot of a banyan tree to celebrate the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

A child carries a water pot on her head to pour at the foot of a banyan tree to celebrate the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Buddhists light butter lamp during Buddha Purnima at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

Buddhists light butter lamp during Buddha Purnima at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees offer prayers at a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees offer prayers at a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Nepalese Buddhist devotees line up in a queue to light butter lamps in a monastery during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

Nepalese Buddhist devotees line up in a queue to light butter lamps in a monastery during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

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 Buddhist devotees sit among Buddha statues at Phaung-Taw-Chat-Ma Pagoda during the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, at Lewe township, on the outskirts of Naypyitaw, Myanma. (Image: AP)

Buddhist devotees sit among Buddha statues at Phaung-Taw-Chat-Ma Pagoda during the full-moon day of Kasone, also know as Buddha Day, at Lewe township, on the outskirts of Naypyitaw, Myanma. (Image: AP)

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 A Bangladeshi Buddhist family offer prayers in front of a statue of Buddha during Buddha Purnima in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Image: AP)

A Bangladeshi Buddhist family offer prayers in front of a statue of Buddha during Buddha Purnima in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian woman prays near a Buddha statue on Buddha Purnima in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)

An Indian woman prays near a Buddha statue on Buddha Purnima in New Delhi, India. (Image: AP)

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 A Buddhist monk receives religious alms from a Buddhist follower child as they walk around the streets during Pindapata procession in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. (Image: Getty Images)

A Buddhist monk receives religious alms from a Buddhist follower child as they walk around the streets during Pindapata procession in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Nepalese Buddhist monks offer a prayer during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)

Nepalese Buddhist monks offer a prayer during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: AP)