Created on 05 May 2012
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VESAK DAY CELEBRATION

 

One of the most important days in the Buddhist tradition is Vesak Day, which marks the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. For Buddhists this day is a “multiplier” day, one on which merits are multiplied by one hundred thousand times. Disciples performed the ritual of showering Prince Siddhartha, and they make lamp and flower offerings. We also practiced the “Confession of Downfalls to the Thirty-Five Buddhas” ritual, which purifies defilements.