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Buddha Purnima in Mongolia – Social News XYZ

Ulaanbaatar, June 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) Mongolia celebrates Buddha Purnima on Tuesday (June 14) marking the birth of Siddhartha Gautam (Gautam Buddha) on this day.

The government decided to declare this day a national holiday in 2019. While the streets bore an empty look due to offices being closed, at the same time one could see large number of holiday-makers enjoying the beautiful weather with the temperature hovering around 18 degrees and a cool breeze blowing. But the city is also charged because of the arrival of the Buddha relic from India, further enhancing the relevance of this day.


A large crowd had gathered in and around the Gandan Monastery in the capital city of Ulaanbataar since early morning, marking the day and to pay their obeisance to the relic. The Indian delegation which arrived at the venue led by Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju was overwhelmed by the rousing welcome they received at the Gandan Monastery. The…

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