HOLY SAKA DAWA MONTH

From 21st May, the month of Saka Dawa will start. This is most important religious festival in Tibetan Buddhism. Saka Dawa-fourth month of Tibetan calendar is the month remembered as the one in which the Buddha Shakyamuni displayed the deeds of birth, enlightenment, and Parinirvana.

On this special month, all Buddhists, lay or ordained, observe it with the practice of accumulation and purification. During this month practitioners place special emphasis on Dharma practice like circumambulation of monasteries and stupas, prostrations, taking precepts, reciting mantras, offering mandalas and saving animals lives, etc. All the merits of virtuous actions done on this day are multiplied one hundred million times.