Saga Dawa Festival 1 Best Travel Route

Saga Dawa Festival 1 Best Travel Route

Have you heard of the Saga Dawa festival? It's also known as Buddha's auspicious day, and it's celebrated in Tibet on the 15th day of the fourth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. The word "Saga" means fourth, and "Dawa" means month. It's an extraordinary celebration!

1. Why Saga Dawa is important?

It is an extraordinary time because it's all about celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni! This is the month when he first came to our world, became enlightened, and passed into Parinirvana. It's a time to remember and honor his incredible teachings and presence.

2. Best months to acquire merit.

During this auspicious month, every Buddhist needs to seize the opportunity to accumulate abundant merit through our actions, words, and thoughts, for more information on Merit.

3. Tibetans Spiritual activities.

Throughout this month, a number of Tibetans will refrain from consuming meat, engage in circumambulation at monasteries, perform prostrations around Jhokang Temple and Potala Palace, and chant as frequently as possible, all with the primary goal of accumulating positive karmic actions.

Saga Dawa Festival Mount Kailash Tibet Tour

Photo: Mount Kailash

4. Beauties of the festival.

During many festivals, people tend to indulge in consuming meat and alcohol and playing games. However, during the festival, Buddhists refrain from such activities as they believe it creates negative karma. Instead, they focus on meditation, reading scripture, and giving alms or money to beggars, with the intention of training their minds with compassion. This is the beauty of the festival. It is significant for Buddhists as it is the time when three essential festivals for followers of Buddha, Shakyamuni, occur in a single month.

5. One best Tibet travel destinations.

Saga Dawa festival is often celebrated at Mount Kailash, which is a popular travel destination. During the fourth month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, on the 15th day, many Tibetans will gather at the Prayer flag pole located near Darchen town at Tarboche to commemorate the occasion.

If you're interested in learning more, I recommend checking out the Lonely Planet Online PDF. It's got all the information in detail.

6. Dates of Saga Dawa festival.

The full moon day of June 11th will mark the celebration of the Saga Dawa festival of 2025; travelers can join our June 7th, 2025 Group Tour of 13 Days to Mount Kailash and Guge Kingdom.

Similarly, the full moon day of May 31st, 2026, will also be celebrated as the Saga Dawa festival. In 2027, the full moon day of June 18th will be celebrated as the Saga Dawa festival.

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Written By :Tenzin

Nov 26, 2023


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