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Vesak Festival

Vesak Festival Borobudur Temple

Indonesia has a large number of religious festivals and the Vesak Festival at Borobudur Temple is just one of them. It is a Buddhist festival, which is held very year in the month of May.

The Vesak Festival at Borobudur Temple basically celebrates the birth, enlightenment and the death of Lord Buddha. The festival is held in Borobudur Temple, an ancient holy spot that was built in the 9th century A.D. This religious festival is held on the evening of the full moon day in the month of May.

Borobudur Temple is one of the prime pilgrimage spots of the country. This holy place of the Buddhists is also one of the major tourist destinations of Indonesia. There is a huge Buddhist temple over here. The walls of the temple are adorned with stone carvings depicting kings, priests, warriors, processions, elephants and dancers and mortals.

The carvings of the top depict people who followed Buddha’s teachings. The Vesak Festival at Borobudur Temple consists of a pilgrimage to this holy place. The monks dressed in saffron robes walk for five miles from Mendut to Borobudur Temple. They carry candles and orange flowers as offerings with them. The procession starts in the evening.

As soon as the soft white light of the moon illuminates the exterior of the temple, the monks light the candle and start chanting holy chants. They also pray and meditate at the same time. This holy ceremony is marked by its spirituality and tranquility. The true essence of the Buddhist religion can be easily understood from this Buddhist festival.

You can come to Indonesia to see this festival. Borobudur Temple is a popular tourist destination also. The statue of Buddha and the temple is a fine example of Indonesian art and architecture.

The Vesak Festival at Borobudur Temple is an amazing festival that is worth taking a look.

The quickest and comfortable way to get to Yogyakarta is by air and there are flights connect all the major cities in Indonesia from here. Adisutjipto (or Adisucipto) International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Adisutjipto) (IATA: JOG, ICAO: WAHH) is the principal airport serving the Yogyakarta area. It is located about 46 km south east of Borobudur Temple.

Listed below is the other popular Indonesia Festivals & Events:

►Bali Arts Festival
►Bali Free Ride Nations Cup
►Bali International Jazz Festival
►Chinese New Year
►Dragon Boat Festival
►Galungan Festival
►Hari Raya Aidilfitri
►Independence Day Celebrations

►Jakarta Fair
►Java Jazz Festival
►Kerapan Sapi

►Krakatau Festival
►Kuta Karnival
►Lomban Festival
►Manado Beach Festival
►New Year Celebrations
►Odalan Festival
►Ramayana Ballet
►Renggong Horse Contest
►Toba Lake Festival
►Traditional Boat Race
►Vesak Festival




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