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Buddhists celebrate Prabarana Purnima today

Buddhists celebrate Prabarana Purnima today

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The Buddhists will celebrate their second largest religious festival Prabarana Purnima in the city today like elsewhere across the country with due solemnity and traditional enthusiasm, reports BSS.

The festival is also known as Ashwini Purnima that marks conclusion of the three-month-long seclusion of the monks inside their monasteries for self edification and atonement of their defilement.

To mark this event, the Buddhists will release candle-lit air balloons made of coloured paper (fanush) and set free to flow towards the autumnal sky in the evening which is the chief attraction of the festival.

Marking the festival and on the occasion of month long Kathin Chibar Dan (Yellow Robe Offering Ceremony), President M Abdul Hamid on Saturday greeted the Buddhists.

President Abdul Hamid, in a message, conveyed greetings to the members of the Buddhist community and said Gautom Buddha, throughout his life, preached the eternal message of equality, friendship, compassion, peace and humanity in building a peaceful world.

“Buddha’s non-violent words and love of life are still widely admired around the world. His ideal of sacrifice is full of humanity,” the head of the state added.

The essence of Buddhism can play an important role in establishing world peace, Abdul Hamid said.

Terming ‘Chibar’ as an outfit worn by Buddhist monks, he said, adding that the ‘Kathin Chibar Dan’ is called the best donation (Dan-Sreshtho).