Facts about the Wesak Day

Facts about the Wesak Day

Wesak Day signifies three important events for Gautama Buddha; his birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana (final nirvana).

The second biggest Buddha statue in the world is located in Kampung Jambu, Tumpat, Kelantan

There are three Buddha statues in Tumpat, Kelantan – the Reclining Buddha in Wat Phothivihan in Kampung Jambu, Jalan Meranti (the second largest in the world after Myanmar), The Sitting Buddha Statue in Kampung Jubakar, Bunohan (the second largest in Southeast Asia) and The Standing Buddha in Kampung Terbok.

There is a practice amongst the Buddhists in Singapore and Taiwan, in which self-inflicted pain is performed during the celebration of Wesak Day such as walking on live embers to celebrate the birthday of Bao-sheng Emperor (Da-di).