Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (ANI): Devotees in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar District celebrated Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha on Thursday.evotees and monks from various countries participated in a procession at the Buddhist pilgrimage site here to mark the festival.
"Kushinagar is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Devotees from all over Thailand, Burma, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka and India are taking part in the celebrations of Buddha Purnima to offer their prayers to Lord Buddha," said Baanti Mahendra, a devotee.
"Devotees try to use the teachings of Buddha in their own lives so that they can attain a peaceful life," he added.
Buddha Purnima falls on the Full Moon day. This day holds special significance for followers of Lord Buddha as all three main events of his life took place on the same day.
It is believed that Buddha's wife Yashodara, his charioteer Channa and even his horse Kantaka, were born on the same day.
The message of Lord Buddha inspires to follow the path of truth, peace and compassion and serve humanity to affirm our faith in the eternal values of non-violence and universal brotherhood. (ANI)