Posted by: wirati | May 29, 2010

Waisak Day

Sang Buddha

Waisak Day is the Buddhist holly day to celebrate the anniversary of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Bhuddism. The festival commemorated when the fullmoon. Three major historical events are celebrated on Waisak such as:  the first is the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. The second is the acceptance of the divine revelation under the Bodhi tree. And the third is the journey of Siddhartha Gautama to heaven. The Buddhist follower called Tri Suci Waisak.

In Indonesia, the largest Buddhist temples, Candi Mendut and Candi Borobudur, both located in the Magelang Regency of Central Java not far from Yogyakarta, are the focus of interest and attract those observing the holiday and tourists. Buddhists celebrate Waisak by praying to their God to thank his blessing for creation in the earth and maintaining the earth in harmony. It is very common for Buddhists to celebrate Waisak with the presentation of fruit, flowers and candles.


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