Buddhist and Hindu prayers crowded at Boudhanath temple on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on a special occasion to remember the birth of Lord Buddha. This festival is celebrated by both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. Hindus and Buddhists from all around Nepal celebrate this festival to commemorate the birthday of Lord Buddha, his enlightenment, and his death. People light up candles, diyo light, and maintain peace on this special day. During Buddha Jayanti, all the Buddhists, as well as Hindus, honor Buddha at the two great stupas namely Swyambhunath, and Boudhanath Stupa of Kathmandu. The Buddhists of Patan also celebrate Buddha Jayanti at the main Buddhist Stupas of Patan. Many events are organized by the locals where the shrines begin at dawn and continue till late in the evening. This event is a significant religious festival for all the people around Nepal.