Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today is Buddha Purnima.

Today is a very important day for over 55 Crore Buddhists all over the world. Today is the Birthday, and the day of Enlightenment of Buddha. It is known all over the world by different names as Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanthi, Buddha Vaishaka, Wesak, Vesakha Puja Day and Buddha Day. It is being celebrated in Hyderabad with great reverence. Buddhists reaffirm their faith in the Buddha Dharma and observe a peaceful day filled with prayers and meditation. The main focus is at the Buddha Statue standing tall at 18 metres at the center of Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, at the center of the picturesque Hussain Sagar and its beautiful crowd-pulling surroundings - Tankbund, Necklace Road, Peoples Plaza, Green lawns, Flower plants, Sanjeevaiah Park, NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park and Boat rides. Buddha Statue has enhanced the beauty and importance of Hussain Sagar and the Twin Cities ever since its installation in 1992. It is well lit every night by flood lights making it a grand attraction even at nights. And starting from today the Buddha Statue is being lit by the latest DMX LED – Multicolor Dynamic lighting system which will bathe the Statue in various alternating hues from early evening to late in the night, every day!  The topmost combo-picture will give you an idea of the effect of the beautiful colors!
Attached pictures are of us at various places of Buddhist pilgrimage in India and Japan and most importantly Bodh Gaya.

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