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Lumbini Festival Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

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Date

Dates

Start Date: 26-05-2021 End Date:    26-05-2021
Location

Location

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Explore the Buddhist culture

Explore the Buddhist culture

The festival is an amazing celebration by the followers of the Buddhist religion and the culture of the people following it. This religion is not amongst the majority in the country, and this festival divinely reflects the beliefs and the rituals of the religion and the people.

The place and time

The Lumbini festival is held at the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, which is located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

The festival is celebrated every year around the second week of the month of December, and it is a THREE DAY long annual festival.

Origin of the festival
Origin of the festival

LUMBINI, the name of the festivals, states for the place where GAUTAM BUDDHA was born and is a well-known pilgrimage site for all the Buddha followers. The festival highlights the Buddhist impression of the state and is organized annually by the Tourism department and the Government of the state. This is held to celebrate the centrality of Buddhism and is also a perfect chance for the people to remember the 2000 years old past of Andhra Pradesh when Buddhism was predominant.

About the festivities
About the festivities

There is an absolute grand celebration of the festival, along with several events, activities, and other cultural arrangements for the tourists and the pilgrims. The LUMBINI festival is relished with grandeur, fun and involves remembering the teachings of Gautam Buddha through various activities and events.

The festival also hosts native painters, sculptors, and artisans of Vizag to showcase their talent and this gives the organizers a source of revenue. The devotees and the tourists visiting the festival can take part in the events and the preaching sessions.

There are also local handicraft items being sold at the stalls held at the festival.

The festival usually begins on the second Friday in the month of December and goes on for three long days.

Although the festival spreads the Buddhist teachings to the visitors, this is not a religious festival. The major purpose of the festival is to open up the arts, culture, crafts and the cuisines of the state to the tourists and also the youngsters in the local areas.

Apart from the celebrations at Nagarjuna Sagar dam, the tourists can also go see the city of Vishakhapatnam, which is also famous for the Lumbini celebrations held there. The city offers a great time for the visitors as it is decked up beautifully for the celebrations.

This is the best time and the season to visit the state of Andhra Pradesh; there are many other attractions like Secunderabad, Kurnool and Tirupati apart from the Lumbini festival celebrations.

The festival offers the tourists to explore the local art along with the prestigious Buddhist teachings, and the place is surely a must-visit for the devotees as well as just the explorers.

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