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Kathmandu :  Today marks the 2567th birth anniversary of Siddhartha Gautam, who is well known around the world as the ambassador of peace. He was born as the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is celebrated by worshipping, adoring, and preaching the teachings of Buddha.

Every year, on the full moon day of the month of Vaishakh, Buddha Jayanti is celebrated. This festival is observed to commemorate the contribution of Siddhartha Gautam towards establishing world peace.

As Buddha was born, gained enlightenment, and achieved Mahaparinirvana (death) on the full moon day of Vaishakh, on this day, Buddhists around the world, including Nepal, celebrate Buddha Jayanti with deep reverence and devotion towards Buddha.

The message of non-violence, peace, and friendship as the foundation of society has been propagated by Bhagwan Gautam Buddha, who is the carrier of numerous timeless messages. On the occasion of his 2567th birth anniversary, the desire for peace is expressed, and celebrations are being held throughout the country.

Buddhist followers celebrate Buddha Jayanti with full devotion and reverence towards Lord Buddha on the day of Vaishakh Shukla Purnima, which marks his birth, enlightenment, and great nirvana (death) anniversary. This day is celebrated all over the world by the followers of Buddhism, including in Nepal.

“Non-violence is the foundation of peace and friendship” – this message, among many other timeless messages, has been conveyed by Lord Gautam Buddha, who was born 2567 years ago. On this occasion, peace is wished for on his 2567th birthday, and celebrations are held all over the country.

Buddhist monks and gurus perform rituals and prayers at various places such as chaityas, stupas, and viharas, adhering to the traditions passed down from generation to generation. The government has urged ordinary citizens to celebrate Buddha Jayanti by lighting lamps in their homes just like Diwali.

On this occasion, various programs are organized in places such as Lumbini, Swayambhu, and other Buddhist sites to celebrate Buddha Jayanti, which is part of the tradition.

Sidhartha Gautam was born from the womb of his mother Maya Devi on the day of Vaishakh Shukla Purnima in Lumbini Garden located in Rupandehi district, which was 563 years before today’s time. After seeing the sufferings of human beings, who were created as a prince, Siddhartha Gautam became worried. He left the palace at the age of 29 to pursue meditation.

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