Him Maya Travels (Estd 1993)
"Maya Bhawan", Civil Lines,
Dharamsala - 176215, Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh, India

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Buddhist Saka Dawa festival - 1st June 2007

March to June every year is very significant for the followers of Buddhism all world over and Tibetan community. Following Losar celebrations in the end of February & beginning of March this year there have been fortnight long teachings by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

Come May, the “Saka Dawa” festival & Puja starts from 25th May – 1st June 2007.
Saka Dawa festival marks the Sakya Muni Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment & Death is celebrated on the 15th day of the fourth month of the Lunar Calendar corresponding to June. This year Saka Dawa falls on 1st June 2007.

Saka Dawa prayers are conducted in the monasteries as well as in the respective homes by the individuals. Chanting sessions by the lamas, prayers wheel turning, and masked dances in the monasteries are the highlights of the day. A large number of foreign devotees visit Dharamsala during this period.

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