KATHMANDU, April 30: Wishing for world peace by organizing special worships, singing hymns and holding discourses, the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti observed today.
Buddha Jayanti commemorates the day Lord Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and died. It falls on the full moon day in the Nepali month of Baishakh. Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the day paying obeisance to Lord Buddha.
Here are some glimpses from Swayambhu Nath and Boudha Nath Stupa, which are cultural and World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley.