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Light, Peace and Swayambhu Nath

2554th Birth Anniversary of the Lord Buddha.


With the message of “Peace and Unity” among people, a lamp lighting ceremony was held at Swayambhu at dawn Yesterday May 27, 2010. Various programmes were organized on the occasion of 2554th Birth Anniversary of the Lord Buddha and 15th successful renovation of in wayambhu Nath Stupa in Kathmandu.

Buddha Jayanti is the special occasion for both Hindus and Buddhists. Buddhists of all persuasions throughout the Valley, as well as pilgrims from abroad, honor the Buddha on this day, most particularly at the two great stupas Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. These two are the busiest venue for the day of Buddha Jayanti where thousands of devotees pay their prayers and puja to the apostle of peace Lord Buddha.

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As the birth, enlightenment and Nirvana of Lord Buddha falls on the same day of the full moon of the fourth lunar month (month of Baisakh), Buddhists around the world, including Nepal, observe Buddha Jayanti with respect and devotion to Buddha. Gautam Buddha’s philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are solely to liberate human beings from the misery and sufferings of life.

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  6. Excellent photographs as always. Best thing I like about the series is every single photograph has it’s own unique view to tell the story.

  7. Dear Suresh, thegreathimalayatrail, Sangharsha and blue,
    Thank you for your good comments. I feel happy that these pictures charmed each one of you in some ways. Hope to share more pictures in days to come.

  8. Great photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Shutterbug. 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 15 are excellent and 12 and 16 just awesome!!! Wish I could have been there.

  9. Loved the pics 7,9,12,13…..and 7 is outstanding…BTW i’ve seen you in the Crowd..

  10. Yes Nice Pics ShutterBug, BTW i’ve seen you in swayambhu…and loved the pics 7,9,12,13…..pic 7 outstanding..

  11. Shobha! Thank you for surfing EU. Nice to see your comment.

    Ravi! Thank you for the compliment. That evening I met Shreeya and she told me that you guys were also around but luck had other favor. Better luck next time šŸ™‚ For these pictures I went to Swayambu Stupa twice , early in the morning and in the evening. I have seen some of your pictures and Sangharsha’s in FACE BOOK. There are beautiful.

    BTW, I’ve replaced missing number 8 and now previous pictures no: 10 and 11 became 9 and 10. šŸ˜‰

  12. Beautiful set of pictures…
    (1, 7, 10, 11) awesome !!
    Thought we’d catch you their, anyways ..Thanks for sharing ..

    btw where’s pic no. 8 šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜› hehe

    “Peace and Unity” … we prayed .. hope for the best ..

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