After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large-scale lantern parade will resume next month as part of the UNESCO-listed Lantern Lighting Festival, an annual festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday
Kelaniya temple: Floral offerings on Duruthu Poya Day. Photo: Ajith Perera/ Xinhua By — Shyamal Sinha Every full moon day is known as a Poya in the Sinhala language; this is when a practicing Sri Lankan Buddhist visits a temple for religious observances. There are 13 or 14 Poyas per year.The term poya is derived from the Pali and Sanskrit word uposatha (from upa + vas “to fast”), primarily signifying “fast day” […]
By Lyudmila Klasanova December 20, 2021 The Palace of Sandalwood Buddha. From fest-bilet.ru The Sandalwood Buddha is a legendary image believed to be a “living image” or a “lifelike portrait” of Shakyamuni Buddha. The mysterious statue is said to have traveled miraculously from North India to Central Asia, China, and finally ending up in Buryatia. Its […]
Leading Buddhist monks en route to Kushinagar. From indiatimes.com By — Shyamal Sinha Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (Oct 20, 2021) formally inaugurated the International Airport at Kushinagar and to mark this historic occasion an inaugural international flight from Sri Lanka landed at this airport Kushinagar is considered to be a focal point of the Buddhist Circuit in […]
By — Shyamal Sinha President Xi Jinping hailed China’s “irreversible” course from humiliated colony to great power at the centenary celebrations for the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday, in a speech reaching deep into history to remind patriots at home and rivals abroad of his nation’s — and his own — ascendancy. Speaking above the […]
Tibetan Youth Congress members protesting against 100 years of CCP at Chinese Embassy (ANI) By — Shyamal Sinha Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) members on Thursday staged a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi against the centenary celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Dozens of Tibetans gathered at the Chinese Embassy […]
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