Source: The Star Online
The Nalanda Buddhist Society, a leading Malaysian Buddhist organisation, will be celebrating Wesak this year with various programmes and activities spanning four days tomorrow until May 30.
The celebrations will be held at the newly-renovated Nalanda Centre located in Taman Sri Serdang, Seri Kembangan. The Nalanda Centre has been an attraction since its opening in December last year with its blend of Srivijayan and Malayan heritage interior design and its Zen-like ambience.
Wesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha and is the most sacred occasion for Buddhists throughout the world.
Wesak Day has been designated a public holiday in Malaysia since the 1960s and devotees usually throng temples and viharas on the day to honour Buddha by performing meritorious deeds like alms-giving, blood donation, chanting, meditation and religious rites.