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The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) is organizing the Global online Vesak Poornima/Buddha Poornima on May 26, 2021. The main event from Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya and New Delhi, that will commence at 0910 hrs Cambodian time (0740 IST), includes Prayers and chanting of Rathana Sutta for Global Relief from pandemic from Mahabodhi Temple (Bodhgaya), Sacred Garden Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini (Nepal), Sacred tooth relic temple in Kandy (Sri Lanka) and other temples worldwide.

2. Other programs under daylong event on May 26, 2021include:

i. Holy Bodhi Tree, at Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, India

(0930 hrs to 1030 hrs Cambodian time)

  • Manglacharan Chanting for Global Peace and Recovery from Pandemic Effect- live from Bodhgaya and Lumbini, Nepal
  • Offering of Chivara to the sacred Buddha Statue inside the Mahabodhi Temple by Chief Monk
  • Pushpanjali – offering flowers & reverence to the Vajra Asana – the Diamond Throne- under the Holy Bodhi Tree by Monks and Nuns
  • Meditation for the benefit of all sentient beings by Ven Buddhapala Mahatero, President, Mula Sangha of S. Korea

ii. Program from New Delhi 1030 hrs to 1145 hrs (Cambodian time)

  • Address by Sh. Kiren Rijiju, Hon. Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Youth and Sports, India & Vice Chairman, Buddha Poornima Diwas National Organising Committee
  • Vesak Address by Sh. Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon. Minister of Culture and Tourism, Govt of India & Chairman, Buddha Poornima Diwas National Organising Committee
  • Presentation of digitized set of rare text of Mongolian Kangyur (Tri- Pitika) by Dr. Sachidanand Joshi, Member Secretary of Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts (IGNCA), Ministry of Culture Govt of India Recorded address by President of Sri Lanka
  • Recorded address of PMs of Nepal, Bhutan and Mongolia
  • VESAK – BUDDHA POORNIMA DIWAS 2021 and Commemoration of UN Day of Vesak May 26, 2021 Organized by International Buddhist Confederation and Supported by Ministry of Culture, Govt of India Partner organisations: Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC), Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) Mongolia, International Buddhist Council, Bodhgaya


  • Announcement of “Vaisakh Samman Prashasti Patra” by Hon. Culture Minister
  • Keynote Vesak Address by Sh. Narendra Modi, Hon Prime Minister of India
  • Vote of Thanks by Ven. Jangchup Choeden Khensur Rinpoche, Deputy Secretary General, IBC )
  • Chanting of Mangalacharan by Gandan Monastery novice monk’s choir

iv. PROGRAM TO CONTINUE 1330 hrs (Cambodian time) onwards

Live Links, prayers and messages of Buddhist Religious leaders and Royalties from world over;

  • Chanting by Gandan Monastery novice monk’s choir, Mongolia
  • Chanting from Dzung Dratsang (Central Monastic Body), Bhutan
  • Chanting from Sacred Tooth Relic Temple, Kandy, Sri Lanka & message from Mahanayaka;
  • Chanting from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
  • Recorded video messages to be played of World Buddhist leaders

v. Cultural Evening 1830 hrs- 2000 hrs (Cambodian time)

   Recorded cultural performances by various artists

3. The daylong event will be live stream on YouTube, Facebook and on Zoom which can be joined through following links:



*Facebook Live*


*On Zoom*


Meeting ID: 968 8232 0967

Passcode: 260521

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abLv8jBur5