Buddha Purnima (Buddha Jayanti)
Buddha Jayanti or also known as Buddha Purnima is the most sacred festivals of Buddhist. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Birthday) is celebrated in remembrance Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. This day is the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.
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It falls on the full moon of the fourth lunar month (month of Vaisakh) i.e. April or May. Check below for the calendar dates.
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Buddha Purnima commemorates three important events of Buddha's life
  • His birth in 623 BC.
  • His enlightment i.e. attainment of supreme wisdom, in 588 BC.
  • His attainment of Nirvana i.e. the complete extinction of his self at the age of 80.
Buddha Purnima is one of the major festivals of India that is celebrated with great fan fare and excitement. Various events and celebrations are arranged so as to make the day a grand event. People pray and utter summons related to the life of Lord Buddha. Religious discourses are recited from the Holy Scriptures. Meditation is a major event that is observed on this day. Colorful processions are taken out to mark this auspicious day. People get drenched in festivity and unite near the statue of Lord Buddha. The sacred Maha Bodhi tree is wonderfully decorated and decked up with fresh flowers and colorful flags.
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Lord Buddha Lord Buddha.
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Buddha Purnima

Year Month Day Day of Week
2008 May 19 Monday
2009 May 08 Friday
2010 May 27 Thursday
2011 May 17 Tuesday
2012 May 06 Sunday
2013 May 25 Saturday
2014 May 14 Wednesday
2015 May 03 Sunday
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