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Buddhist community observing Prabarana Purnima today
Dhaka, October 20: Today, Wednesday (October 20) is the second religious festival of the Buddhist community, 'Shubha Pravarana Purnima' and 'Kathin Chibar Dan'. It is also known as 'Ashwini Purnima'. According to the Buddhists, on this auspicious full moon day, the great man Gautama Buddha descended to the Sankasya city of India after giving Abhidharma to the mother goddess in the heavens. He directed the monks to spread their religion in all directions for the happiness, peace and welfare of mankind. On the same day, his three-month rainy season came to an end.