Indonesia has a large number of religious festivals and the Waisak (Vesak) Festival at Borobudur is just one of them. It is a Buddhist festival, which is held every year in the month of May.
The Religious Festival at Borobudur in Indonesia basically celebrates as the day of birth, death and the moment when Siddhartha Gautama obtain the highest wisdom to become the Buddha Shakyamuni. All three of these events is called Vesak Trisuci. The festivals centered on three Buddhist temples by walking from the Mendut, Pawon and ending at Borobudur.
The core of festival is held in Borobudur Temple, an ancient holy spot that was built in the 9th century A.D. This religious festival is held on the evening of the full moon day in the month of May.
Borobudur Temple is one of the prime pilgrimage spots of Buddhist. This holy place of the Buddhists is also one of the major tourist destinations of Indonesia. There is a huge Buddhist temple over here. The walls of the temple are adorned with stone carvings depicting kings, priests, warriors, processions, elephants and dancers and mortals. The carvings of the top depict people who followed Buddha,s teachings.
The Vesak Festival at Borobudur consists of a pilgrimage to this holy place. The monks dressed in saffron robes walk for five miles from Mendut to Borobudur. They carry candles and orange flowers as offerings with them. The procession starts in the evening. As soon as the soft white light of the moon illuminates the exterior of the temple, the monks light the candle and start chanting holy chants. They also pray and meditate at the same time. This holy ceremony is marked by its spirituality and tranquility. The true essence of the Buddhist religion can be easily understood from this Buddhist festival.
You can come to this temple to see this festival. Borobudur is a popular tourist destination also. The statue of Buddha and the temple is a fine example of Indonesian art and architecture.The Vesak Festival at Borobudur Temple is an amazing religious festival that is worth taking a look and photograph.