This most solemn ceremony of the Buddhist year celebrates the historical Buddha Shakyamuni’s entry into eternal meditation—Parinirvana. A picture or scroll on the altar usually depicts the Buddha lying on His right side beneath twin sala trees, surrounded by grieving disciples and a host of oth
Parinirvana. This is a Mahayana Buddhist festival that marks the death of the Buddha. It is also known as Nirvana Day. Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha, because they believe that having attained Enlightenment he achieved freedom from physical existence and its sufferings.
Nirvana Day is an annual Buddhist festival that remembers the death of the Buddha when he reached Nirvana at the age of 80. It is also known as Parinirvana Day. It is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 15th. Nirvana is believed to be the end of the cycle of death and rebirth.
Festivals in Sikkim. As people gather in the courtyard of a monastery the pipes, cymbals and drums begin to play. Then the monk dancers appear clad in flowing robes wearing the wild, colourful masks with fierce faces and weave their magic.