Lumbini Festival

Type :Culture
Month : December
Location :Nagarjuna Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana

The Festival is organized at the Nagarjuna Sagar dam, in Hyderabad.

Lumbini is the birth place of Gautam Buddha, the Guru behind Buddhism and is one of the most important Buddhist Pilgrimage Site.The event is thus named after the place Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha.The Festival is hugely popular in the state of Telangana and lasts for three days.

The Tourism Department organizes and plans the festival, its celebration, events, activities and other arrangements for thousands of tourists and pilgrims that gather here during this time.

Relevance

The Festival of Lumbini marks the importance of Buddhism as a religion to the state of Telangana. The history traces back to 2000 years ago, when Buddhism was the only prevalent religion in the state. It is celebrated every year to observe the significance of Buddhism and celebrate the religion.

Festival

Lumbini is a remembrance throwing light on the rich heritage and culture of Buddhism. The three day long Festival normally involves remembering the teachings of Gautam Buddha in various forms and activities. The festival is relished with great grandeur and fun. Thousands of devotees from all around the world gather here in Hyderabad during the Lumbini Festival to honor the heritage of Buddhism in the state of Telangana.

How to Get There

By Air

Hyderabad Airport Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is just 154 kms away from Nagarjuna Sagar/Lumbini.

By Rail

To reach Nagarjuna Sagar the nearest railway station is at Macherla which connect with major cities of the southern Indian states Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai.

By Road

There are also regular buses from Nagarjuna Sagar to major southern Indian cities, Hyderabad 154 Kms, Secunderabad 158 Kms,Vishakhapatnam 554 Kms, and Chennai 490 Kms.