Delhi: The birth of Lord Buddha is widely celebrated as Buddha Purnima. All of us are already aware about the fact that how prince Siddhartha Gautam transformed into ‘Gautam Buddha’ by giving up the worldly pleasures and embracing spirituality, seeking real enlightenment of the soul.
Buddhism followers usually celebrate this day like it is the most important festival in the year. Let’s have a quick look at how we can worship the lord, whose teachings have been guiding the mankind for betterment and peace for over decades now.
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Firstly, it is celebrated in many Asian and foreign lands too, such as Cambodia, Japan, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines and Australia, Canada, USA to name a few, however in different ways may be.
Buddhists basically start their celebration by paying a visit to common Viharas, where they observe a longer-than-usual, full-length Buddhist sutra, similar to a service.
Mostly dressed in white attire, on this day non-vegetarian food is not consumed.
Instead, people make Kheer, and distribute it as legend has that a woman named Sujata had offered Gautama Buddha a bowl of milk porridge.
So, pray to the lord with purest of feelings to connect your soul to the lord’s learnings!