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Buddha Purnima observed in Bangladesh

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhists, was celebrated on Wednesday across Bangladesh with due religious fervor.  Buddha Purnima falls on Baisakhi Purnima marks Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana on the same day.
 
Marking the day, Bangladesh Buddhist Federation organised a prayer Sabha and a seminar to pay respect to Lord Buddha at International Buddhist Monastery, Dhaka. Buddhist devotees in large numbers gathered at the Monastery and offered their prayers by lighting the lamps and they also offered fruits, flowers and candles to the statue of Lord Buddha.  
 
A peace procession (Shanti Shova jatra) was organised by the Bangladesh Bouddha Sangskritik Parishad in front of the National Museum, Dhaka  marking the Buddha Purnima.
 
In Cox’s Bazar, Buddha devotees took out peace rallies and processions  from various Buddhist Vihars and Buddhapallis on Wednesday morning to celebrate the Buddha Purnima.
 
On the occasion of the Buddha Purnima, Bangladesh President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages greeted the members of the Buddhist community as well as the countrymen.
 
The day was a public holiday in Bangladesh.
 
 
Navalsang parmar (Dhaka)
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