KATHMANDU, May 7: The 2564th Buddha Jayanti is being observed today, recalling the contribution of Siddhartha Gautam to the establishment of world peace. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Baishakh of the Lunar calendar every year.
Buddhists from Nepal and other countries are celebrating Buddha Jayanti, wishing for peace and tranquility in the world. Born in Lumbini, Nepal, Lord Gautam Buddha is regarded as the profounder and messenger of non-violence and peace.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Buddha Jayanti is being celebrated by worshipping Lord Buddha at different places including monasteries by limited Buddhist monks and leaders.
Meanwhile, the government has appealed to all to celebrate Buddha Jayanti by lighting lamps in the evening, also as a mark of solidarity with those in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.