The Bodh Gaya temple management committee organized a function to celebrate the 2,554th Buddha Jayanti at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's most sacred shrine. "Special [devotional activities] were organized under the Bodhi tree for world peace," a committee official said.
"Hundreds of Buddhists, including members of the International Buddhist Council, took part in the procession," Bhikkhu Priyapal, a monk, told IANS. The temple premises and adjoining locality were bedecked with colorful flags and other decorative items.
Buddha Purnima (Vesak), which falls on a full moon day, is the most sacred day for Buddhists as they make pilgrimage trips to the places associated with the founder of Buddhism. Source