2560th Buddha Jayanti celebrated with pomp

The  city is celebrating the 2560th Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha today to pay rich tributes to the man who preached peace and stood for human values.

Buddha Jayanti, better known as Buddha Poornima, is celebrated on the full moon day of Vaishaka month, is cel­ebrated by Buddha followers in quest to know what the famous saint taught. He re­nounced all the worldly plea­sures to achieve peace. Many Buddhist processions and programmes were organised in the arterial roads of the city. Mahabodhi Society and Vish­wa Mythri Buddha Vihara jointly organised a procession to mark the day which was inaugurat­ed by Mayor B L Bhyrappa at the Mahabodhi school prem­ises. The procession passed through Fire Brigade, Maha­raja Hostel road, Ramaswamy Circle, 100 feet road, RTO cir­cle and reached the Buddha Vihara near Ashoka Circle. Monks, students of Mahabodhi School and others took part in the procession, spreading the messages of Buddha. Former Mayors Purushotham, R Lin­gappa and others took part in the procession.


Hundreds of Buddhists and followers of Buddhism offered prayers to Buddha at Bud­dha Vihara near the Ashoka Circle in the city on Saturday. A stage programme is being organised in the evening. Dis­trict In-Charge and revenue Minsiter V Srinivas Prasad and many dignitaries will grace the occasion.

Distribution of notebooks: Bhagawan Buddha Dhamma Samiti distributed notebooks and sweets to the students at Paduvarahalli to commemo­rate Buddha Jayanthi.

Ashokapuram Abhiman­igala Sangha is organising a programme in the evening at Ambedkar Park where not­ed writer K S Bhagavan will deliver a lecture on the mes­sage of Buddha.


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