24 May 2009

Saka Dawa

The month of Saka Dawa (May 25-June 22, 2009) is the most sacred in the Tibetan calendar. It is said that it is said in the sutras, that all virtuous actions undertaken during this month are multiplied many millions of times. The full-moon day of this month is celebrated as the day of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana.

A big celebration takes place in Tarboche, on the south-west plain adjacent to Mt Kailash. This is a very good time to go on pilgrimage to all holy places.

Buddha's Enlightenment

[Thanks to William Forbes]

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