Buddha Purnima: History of Buddha's Birthday!!!

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Buddha Purnima: history of Buddha's Birthday!!!

Prince siddhartha Gautama, the person who would later become the Gautama buddha and create Buddhism, was born on the holy festival of buddha Purnima. The holy celebration is often referred to as buddha Jayanti, buddha Day, or Buddha's birthday. Celebrated in most of South, Southeast, and east Asia, including China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and more, the day is primarily a Buddhist celebration. It is celebrated on the full moon day in april or May, which coincides with the Hindu month of Vaisakha. Buddhists participate in a variety of religious ceremonies and rituals in honor of the day, which they celebrate with tremendous devotion and enthusiasm.

Buddha Jayanti falls on Thursday, May 23, this year. The 2586th anniversary of gautam Buddha's birth falls this year.

Time of buddha Purnima:

Purnima Tithi Commences: May 22, 2024, at 6:47 p.m.

Purnima Tithi concludes on May 23, 2024, at 7:22 p.m.

Buddha purnima 2024: An Overview and Interpretation

Buddha's exact birth and death dates are uncertain, but historians generally place his lifespan between 563 and 483 BC. At the age of 35, gautam Buddha—who was born in Lumbini, Nepal—attained Nirvana. buddha purnima is a day set aside for contemplation of the three main tenets of Buddhism: enlightenment, serenity, and compassion. The festival falls on the same day as Vesak in several regions of South and Southeast Asia, which commemorates the enlightenment and Nirvana of the Buddha. The festival provides an opportunity to share the word about harmony and peace.    

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