Buddha Jayanti: Remembering The Light of Asia


Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on the day of full moon in the month of Baishakh (April-May) according to lunar calendar. This particular day has a great significance as it is not only the day Buddha was born but it also happens to be the day he was able to attain enlightenment and nirvana. Buddha Jayanti Read more

Dipankha Yatra: Nepal’s Longest and Greatest Walkathon

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Well, where do I even begin to describe what Dipankha Yatra is and its significance to both Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal. The first time I heard about it, was way back in 2005 when it was going to be held after 38 years. I wanted to participate in it knowing only that the yatra Read more

Lumbini- the Birthplace of Buddha Featured in New 100 Rupee Note in Nepal

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Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)-the Apex bank of Nepal has circulated a new banknote of Rs 100 denomination featuring Lumbini-the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The new note would be accessible from the Dashain. According to the report of NRB, “The note has a picture of the Ashoka Pillar, displaying the portrait of Mayadevi, Gautam Buddha’s mother Read more