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Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It celebrates the basic beliefs of Buddhism - karunaa (kindness) and ahimsa (non-violence). Buddhists perform meditation; observe the eight percepts of Buddhism, eat only vegetarian food and do charity.

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Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: BODHGAYA, BIHAR, India
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Pinki Biswas Sanyal