Vesak Day Celebration 2019

The Vihara held it’s Vesak Day celebration on May 19, 2019. The photos below show some of the decorations and activities at the Vihara on this special occasion.

This most important Buddhist festival is known as either Vesak or Wesak, and is celebrated annually on the full moon of the ancient lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May, or in early June.

At Vesak Buddhists commemorate the birth of the Buddha-to-be, Siddhattha Gotama, his Enlightenment at the age of 35 when he became the Buddha and his final ‘passing’ into Nirvana at the age of 80, no more to be reborn. Buddhist scriptures relate that each of these three significant events occurred on a full moon of the Indian lunar month of Vesakha.

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