Lumbini Festival is one amongst the major festivals of Andhra Pradesh. The festival is observed to commemorate the religion of Buddhism. The event has been named after Lumbini, which is the birth-place of Lord Buddha. Gautama Buddha taught people the lesson of purity and serenity throughout his life. This festival is a kind of reverence to the great soul and his teachings. Every year, Lumbini festival is celebrated for three days at Nagarjunasagar, in the month of December.
The festival is organized by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development
Corporation to boost tourism in the state. In fact, Lumbini festival
gives the perfect opportunity to people to peep into the earlier times,
when Buddhism used to be the prevalent religion in Andhra Pradesh. In
the month of December, the second Friday marks the beginning of this
event. For three days, the celebrations of the festival swathe the
entire state with their charm. People from all parts of the world come
to take part in the occasion.