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In Pictures: Wesak Day Celebration at Buddhist Maha Vihara

In Malaysia, Wesak Day is a public holiday and was celebrated on 13th May recently.  Wesak or Vesak Day is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists in many countries all over the world. It is sometimes called “Buddha’s Birthday” as it commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and his departure from the human world. I visited the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur – a Buddhist temple founded by the Sinhalese community to provide a place of worship in the Sri Lankan Thevrada Buddhist tradition. There was going to be an 8km Wesak light and float procession at night, so I

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‘Little Tibet’ We have finally landed in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The Ladakh vacation was something which we have been planning for about five months, and something which I have been reading about for quite some time. It all started over a couple of pints of beer in November 2009 when my friend from India told me so much about this ‘Little Tibet’ in Jammu & Kashmir region, the northernmost state of India. Also, I have watched a comedy called ‘3 Idiots’ which filmed a couple of scenes in Ladakh. Ladakh is dominated by mountain ranges especially the Himalaya

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