Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, was celebrated across the country on Sunday with due fervour.
Different Buddhist organisations arranged various programmes, including discussions and processions, on the occasion.
The day was a public holiday.
Buddha Purnima marks Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas.
He attained supreme enlightenment at the age of 35 and finally departed into ‘nirvana’ at the age of 80 in 483 BC.unb