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Devotees celebrate the festival of Buddha Purnima in Sri Lanka

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : May 11, 2017, 2:08 pm IST
Updated : Jul 10, 2017, 10:42 am IST
Followers of Gautam Buddha mark Buddha Purnima with the important events in his life like birth, enlightenment and death. (Photo: AP)
Followers of Gautam Buddha mark Buddha Purnima with the important events in his life like birth, enlightenment and death. (Photo: AP)
A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee carries flowers as he takes part in religious observances in a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima in Colombo.
A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee carries flowers as he takes part in religious observances in a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima in Colombo.
Buddhist monks walk in a procession for alms as part of a ritual during Buddha Purnima in Colombo,
Buddhist monks walk in a procession for alms as part of a ritual during Buddha Purnima in Colombo,
Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee take part in religious observances at a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima in Colombo.
Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee take part in religious observances at a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima in Colombo.
A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee offers prayers at a temple to mark Buddha Purnima.
A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee offers prayers at a temple to mark Buddha Purnima.
Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees offer prayers at a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima.
Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees offer prayers at a temple to mark Vesak full moon day or Buddha Purnima.
A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee prays as he takes part in religious observances at a temple to mark Buddha Purnima.
A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee prays as he takes part in religious observances at a temple to mark Buddha Purnima.
A novice Sri Lankan Buddhist monk stands with older monks for a procession for alms as part of a ritual during Buddha Purnima in Colombo.
A novice Sri Lankan Buddhist monk stands with older monks for a procession for alms as part of a ritual during Buddha Purnima in Colombo.

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