The Fourfold Assembly | Magha Puja: In Honor of the Dharma
Sangha Day or famously known as Magha Puja is appraised to be an epoch-making which is observed in most Buddhist countries depending on the Lunar cycle. This day also commemorates the time when 1,250 Buddhists spontaneously came together to pay their respect to the Buddha.
Withal, Buddha began his teachings and ordained these monks to spread the principles of Buddhism. Thereafter, deemed to be a key event in the development of the religion.
Moreover, the majority of Buddhists around the world celebrate the festival by taking part in earning merits, giving gifts, the lighting of oil lamps, chanting and even meditation. These spiritual acts aim to purify one’s mind and serves as a chance for people to reaffirm their commitment to Buddhism.
Concurrently, it is reckoned as a Public holiday in several Mekong Region countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
Furthermore, if Magha Puja falls on a weekend, a substitute holiday will be discerned in respective.
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