Buddha Purnima celebrated with full devotion in Tripura

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Agartala, May 27 (ANI): Thousands of devotees converged at the Venuban monastery here for lighting candles and offering prayers on the auspicious occasion of 2554th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

The day was celebrated by all with full devotion.

Buddha Purnima is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar. It is celebrated on the full-moon day of Vaisakh (April - May) blessed by the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.

This strange, three-fold coincidence, gives Buddha Purnima its unique significance.

Lord Buddha through his enlightened teachings showed the eternal path of non-violence, right conduct and universal love.

Lord Buddha's teachings have the power to save mankind from ignorance, turmoil and moral decay.

"Here not only Buddhist but people from other religions also participate for the celebration, showing the enduring welfare of humanity," said Sitangshu Deb, a non-Buddhist.

"On this day people of Tripura from different community and religion gather to pray here for peace," he added.

On this festival a fair is also held here every year, people enjoyed the fair and did marketing.

"Today is 2554 Buddha's Birth anniversary and every year in the Benuban Vihar of Agartala people celebrate this day. This monastery is here from the royal times. Here like other state we also celebrate Buddha Jayanti," said Bithi Chakma, a devotee.

Giriraj, another non-Buddhist said, "Inspite is of being a Hindi we come here to pray on this day and enjoy it." By Pinaki Das (ANI)

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