ITANAGAR, May 17: Extending Buddha Purnima greetings on Friday to people of Arunachal Pradesh, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra hoped that the blessed occasion will continue to propagate the ideals of Lord Buddha and promotes peace, happiness and amity in the world.
“I join my state people and Buddhist community across the world in offering prayers to Lord Buddha for his blessings to all’, he said in his message.
While extending greetings Chief Minister Pema Khandu on occasion of Buddha Purnima said, is significant, especially for those following Buddhism, as the day commemorates the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon, which is also believed to be the day of death and enlightenment of Lord Buddha, all of which is said to take have taken place on the same day.
A devout Buddhist himself, Khandu said Buddha Jayanti is always an important day in the lives of Buddhists but Buddha Purnima holds specific importance as it falls on a full moon day considered truly holy. (PROs)