Vesak Day is celebrated on various dates in the spring throughout the world, and each Buddhist culture has its own traditions for the day
Vesak commemorates the three most important events in the life of Siddharta Gautama, known as the Tri Suci Waisak. The processions began with the taking of 10,000 bottles of holy water from the Jumprit spring in Tegalrejo subdistrict, Ngadirejo district, Temanggung regency, Central Java. The water itself symbolizes human humility. The water will be kept in the small Mendut Temple near Borobudur
The following day was to take the flame from the source of the eternal flame of Mrapen in Purwodadi, Central Java. The flame symbolized light that would bring enlightenment to human beings.
Originally, Candi Mendut was part of one huge Borobudur temple-complex. Located in one straight line about three kilometres east from Borobudur. It is a Buddhist temple, built in 824 A.D. by King Indera of Cailendra dynasty.