Vesakha – Sri Lanka

On the full moon of May, Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. Simple offerings of flowers, candles and joss-sticks are brought to illuminated and decorated temples, where the celebration is an opportunity to reiterate their determination to lead noble lives, to develop their minds, to practise loving-kindness and to bring peace and harmony to humanity.

The Soul & Surf family took a trip down to Uthpalawanna Sri Vishnu Devalaya to celebrate Vesakha and take in the magic of this special day.

All images: Mati Quinzio

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