Waisak day in Borobudur Temple is the most awaited event that gathers buddist across the country to celebrate together. Borobudur Teple located in Magelang, its an hour away from Yogyakarta. This annual celebration usually concludes Lantern Ceremony sacred rituals. This Ceremony is a symbol of enlightenment and peace, filled with hope and wishes to reach peace of the heart and the earth. The ceremony comes with chants from Bhikkhu Sangha along with thousand of Buddist who come tho this ceremony.
“Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta.” – wish every creaturs will be happy.
This year, the Waisak day ritual held from Tuesday 14 May until Sunday 19 May 2019. The ticket for this ceremony is 100.000 IDR/ $ 7.1 USD at Lumbini Garden.You also have to buy a separate ticket to enter the Borobudur Complex on the same date. Rituals are being held according to the annual tradition, initially by obtaining the holy water from Umbul Jumprit spring in Temanggung. The next ritual will be getting the flames of eternal fire from Mrapen in Grobogan. Both will then be kept safely at Mendut temple in Magelang. The next day, the water and the flame will be escorted from Mendut Temple to Borobudur Temple to join the Vesak Day ceremonials, before the lantern festival starts.