End of Buddhist Lent (Awk Phansa)

Maya, the mother of Buddha died a week after Buddha was born. She was reborn in the Trayastrimsa Heaven as a god named Santusita. To honour his mother, Buddha ascended to the Trayastrimsa Heaven and preached from the Abhidhamma texts to Santusita for three months. Boun Ok Phansa marks Buddha's return to earth and [...]