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Buddha Purnima today

Buddha Purnima today

Dhaka, May 18 : Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, is being celebrated across the country today (Saturday).

Buddha Purnima marks Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas.

He attained supreme enlightenment at the age of 35 and finally departed into ‘nirvana’ at the age of 80 in 483 BC.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh have issued separate messages greeting the Buddhist community on the occasion.

Law enforcers have taken stringent security measures so that the Buddhist community can celebrate their main religious festival Buddha Purnima with much enthusiasm.