Celebrated In: India in Winter Season
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
Lumbini Festival is one amongst the major festivals of Andhra Pradesh. The festival is observed to commemorate the religion of Buddhism. The event has been named after Lumbini, which is the birth-place of Lord Buddha. Gautama Buddha taught people the lesson of purity and serenity throughout his life. This festival is a kind of reverence to the great soul and his teachings. Every year, Lumbini festival is celebrated for three days at Nagarjunasagar, in the month of December.
The festival is organized by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation to boost tourism in the state. In fact, Lumbini festival gives the perfect opportunity to people to peep into the earlier times, when Buddhism used to be the prevalent religion in Andhra Pradesh. In the month of December, the second Friday marks the beginning of this event. For three days, the celebrations of the festival swathe the entire state with their charm. People from all parts of the world come to take part in the occasion.
The three day long Lumbini Festival is an annual festival organized at Nagarjuna Sagar in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Festival is very popular in the entire state and gives a platform to celebrate the heritage and commemorate the religion of Buddhism in the state. The festival is named after the place Lumbini, which is considered the birth place of Gautam Buddha who was the Guru behind Buddhism. The Lumbini festival organized by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation not only boosts tourism in the state, but also looks after the celebration, activities, events and other arrangements as thousands of tourists as well as pilgrims gather here during the festival. The Festival marks the importance of Buddhism as a religion in Andhra Pradesh, as 2000 years ago Buddhism was the only prevailing religion in the state.