The Buddha Day Heritage Procession at Nalanda is a unique cultural and spiritual experience. It is the only Heritage Procession in Malaysia where the Buddharupam is conveyed on a wooden sedan by traditionally dressed devotees, to the harmonious beating of drums and gongs.
Beautifully hand-crafted paraphernalia will be carried by devotees holding candle-lights. The Heritage Procession theme is “One step, one wholesome thought! 2558 steps to spiritual progress!”
The legacy of processions dates back to the time of Emperor Asoka of the Mauryan Dynasty in the 3rd Century BCE. He initiated the custom of parading through villages in customary attire, and conveying Buddhist icons on a carriage, pausing intermittently for devotees to come closer and learn more about the Buddha’s teachings.
All are welcome to participate in this iconic Heritage Procession on Wesak Day, 13 May, at 7pm, at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang. Bring along your family and friends to experience the serenity and joy of this event!