Makha Bucha Day is an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month to mark the “Four-fold Assembly” of 1,250 enlightened monks (arhat) that took place more than 2,500 years ago.
All of the monks, who had been ordained personally by Lord Buddha, met spontaneously that day with no prior scheduling. Lord Buddha thus addressed them, pronouncing the Ovat Patimok: “Do good, avoid evil and maintain the purity of your soul.”
Published : February 19, 2019
By : The Nation