Mumbai, May 14 UNI | 2 months ago

Followers of lord 'Buddha' today celebrates 'Buddha Purnima' with great zeal and enthusiasm in Maharashtra.

Several religious programmes are being organised in different parts of the state.

It is believed that on this day, Buddha was born, received enlightenment and attained nirvana after he passed away.

The teachings of Buddha are popular not only in India but also abroad.

Buddha's analysis of the sufferings of human beings made him suggest the eight fold path of salvation.

Buddha Purnima is celebrated across the country. The celebration of this festival features a number of rituals like prayer, meets, recitation of Buddhist scriptures, religious discourses, meditation and processions.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)