Buddha Purnima celebrated in Rangpo
Rangpo, 29 Apr:
Buddha Purnima was marked today with traditional fervor and enthusiasm with devotees marking the occasion in various monasteries across the State.
Pema Cholling Monastery, Rangpo, received the Lachung Rinpoche from Chorten Monastery, Deorali, who graced the occasion for ceremonial rituals conducted as part of the festival at the monastery.
The program witnessed devotees from surrounding areas offering prayers and receiving blessings from the Rinpoche.
A grand spiritual rally was organised around Rangpo in which devotees carried holy books.
Various clubs and societies of the area distributed water and snacks to the devotees.
The program was organised by the Pema Cholling Gumpa Commitee, Rangpo.
It must be noted that the birth of Lord Buddha is celebrated on different dates under various Buddhist traditions across the world according to their calendars.
In Sikkim, the upcoming festival of Saga Dawa is also celebrated as the birth, nirvana and mahaparinirvana day of Buddha.