Lhabab Duchen or Descending Day of Lord Buddha
Lhabab Duchen or Descending Day of Lord Buddha is held on November 4. Celebrate on the twenty second day of the ninth month of the Buddhist calendar. This event in the first decade of the month November is annual. Help us
Lhabab Duchen is a Buddhist festival celebrated to observe the Buddha's descent from the Trāyastriṃśa heaven down to earth, one of The Eight Great Events in the Life of Buddha. That would be his second visit on earth from heaven. First, when he was born and second, when he returned to earth after preaching gods and his mother in heaven.
Lhabab Düchen is one of the four Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha, according to Tibetan traditions. Lhabab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth lunar month according to Tibetan calendar and widely celebrated in Tibet and Bhutan. The festival is also celebrated in other Buddhist Asian countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos where it is celebrated a few weeks before the Tibetan and Bhutanese version.
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