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Cultural Learning Resource (Part 1): Magha Puja Day

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2021-03-15 10:56:56

Cultural Learning Resource (Part 1): Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day is the memorial day of Lord Buddha who gave the assembly a discourse “Ovadha Patimokha” laying down the principles on this day which falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month (about last week of February or early of March).

There are the great events that took place during Lord Buddha’s lifetime, namely; 1250 Buddhist monks from different places came to pay homage to Lord Buddha at Valuwan Vihara in Rajgaha, the capital of Magaha State, each of his own initiative and without prior notification or appointment. All of them were the enlightened monks (or Arahantas). All of them had been individually ordained by Lord Buddha himself (Ehi Bhikkhu), and they assembled on the full moon day of the third lunar month.

In the past, Magha Puja Ceremony was held in the Grand Palace, but Later the ceremony was widely accepted and performed throughout the kingdom.


Resource

Magha Puja Day. Retrieved on 26 Febuary 2021, from https://www.thaiembassy.sg/events/magha-puja-day-%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%86%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%B9%E0%B8%8A%E0%B8%B2