Saturday, May 9, 2009
Photo of the Day - Buddha Purnima Marked in Bangladesh
People attend a mass prayer to mark Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhists, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 9, 2009. This occasion marked three most important events in the life of Lord Buddha - his advent, enlightenment and nirvana.
Buddha Purnima (or Vesak) is sometime informally called "Buddha's birthday," it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha.