Waisak: The Day of Remembering the Buddha

Waisak, also known as Vesak, is celebrated annually across Asia on the full moon of the month of May to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. The day is most known for its celebration in the world’s largest Buddhist temple and a UNESCO heritage, Borobudur Temple, in Magelang, Indonesia, where robe-clad monks circle the temple chanting sutras and releasing glowing lanterns into the night sky.

 

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