Buddh Poornima celebrated with religious fervor

Ranchi, May 10: The festival of Buddh Purnima,  festival of
birth anniversary of Bhagwan Gautam Buddha was celebrated with
traditional fervor and gaiety in the state capital of Ranchi.

The festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm at temple of Mahatma
Buddha located at Doranda. The main festival was organized at the JAP
1 premises here at the temple of Lord Buddha on the occasion of 2561th
birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. The programme started with lightning
of lamps followed by a peace prayer.

Commandant of JAP 1 Kusum Poonia and senior congress leader of the

state Alok Dubey were present in the function as the main guests who
inaugurated the ceremony. Later a Prabhat Pheri was also taken out in
which hundreds of Buddhists followers participated. The procession
travelled through high court, Nepal House, hospital line, Gorkha
Chowk and JAP 1 colony before finally culminating at the temple
premises. After the end of the processions that lamas blessed the

Afte the end of the procession the Prasad was distributed among the
people and community lunch  organized in which thousands of people
participate. Later in the evening in the temple premises a cultural
programme was organized in which the childen gave cultural

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