EVE OF VESAK DAY

A Buddhist kids offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A Buddhist kids offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

An image of an infant Prince after sprinkled flowers and poured scented blessed water, the Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

An image of an infant Prince after sprinkled flowers and poured scented blessed water, the Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Devotees walk past the buddha statue at Temple on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Devotees walk past the buddha statue at Temple on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist monks carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist monks carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees carry candles while encircling temple at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist offers prayers at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A Buddhist devotees sprinkle flowers and pour scented blessed water over an image of an infant Prince, the Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A Buddhist devotees sprinkle flowers and pour scented blessed water over an image of an infant Prince, the Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees sprinkle flowers and pour scented blessed water over an image of an infant Prince, the Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Buddhist devotees sprinkle flowers and pour scented blessed water over an image of an infant Prince, the Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha at Temple in Butterworth on May 02, 2015. Vesak Day is the most important of the Buddhist festivals referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’ with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away(Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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