Buddha Purnima in Bangladesh (news)

© Monirul Alam

06 May 2012. Dhaka, Bangladesh- The Buddhist community celebrates Buddha Purnima by performing special worship & prepare light candle at the Old part of Dhaka Bashabo Buddhist Temple. The day marks Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May. The Buddha — Siddhartha Gautam — was born in the Shakya royal family in Lumbini in south Nepal. Using historical records referring to Alexander, the Great and Emperor Ashoka, the Buddha’s birth date is usually given as May 563 BC. © Monirul Alam

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