Postcards From Waisak Celebrations in Borobudur Temple

with god on our side – Once upon a time from Borobudur temple. Peace is the highest bliss. And, Waisak is a holy day observed traditionally by Buddhists in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, and Indonesia.

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha.

Waisak. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s Birthday”, it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha.

The Buddhist holiday marking the events, is held on the arrival of May’s first full moon, and the mystical Borobudur Temple attracts celebrants from many different religions.

So, here are postcards from waisak celebrations 2012 in Borobudur temple, which is listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

1000 lanterns were set free into the sky

borobudur, lanterns, peace

waisak, peace, borobudur temple

blowing in the borobudur wind

Holy moly! That people is hilarious I tell you. It was soooo peace, soft and fast!

It was a fantastic experience!

The holiday is also celebrated in numerous Buddhist temples across the archipelago. More about Borobudur temple, visit here.

Photography by Azis Abdullah and Ridwan Doank.

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