Buddha Purnima 2019: Why We Celebrate It?
Who Was Gautam Buddha?
It is believed that Lord Vishnu was born as the ninth incarnation on the full moon of Vaishakh. This ninth incarnation was Lord Buddha’s. Today, more than 180 million people celebrate Buddha Purnima with great fanfare in the world who believe in Buddhism.
Countries Where Buddha Purnima/Buddha Jayanti is celebrated?
Buddhists follow the teachings of Lord Buddha who believe in religion. Therefore, Buddha Purnima is also considered holy for Hindus. Buddha Purnima is celebrated in India, China, Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Pakistan and many countries of the world. Buddha Purnima is widely celebrated in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
When and why is Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti celebrated?
Buddha Purnima is the holiest festival of people of Buddhism. Buddha Purnima is also called Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka and Buddha’s Birthday. Buddha Purnima is celebrated in memory of Lord Buddha. It is celebrated every year on the night of Purnima in Vaisakha.
The birthday celebration of Buddha’s birthday was announced by the Taiwan government on the second Sunday of May. Buddha Purnima is celebrated throughout South East Asia, but the manner of celebrating it varies from country to country and region.
This year, Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on Sunday, 12 May 2019. The ‘Buddha Purnima’, which is celebrated on the full moon of Vesak, is also known as Vesak Purnima. This day is of great importance. This day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha. This is a great festival for Buddha followers. Buddha was the founder of Lord Buddha religion.
Buddhists follow the teachings of Lord Buddha who believe in religion. The first preaching of Lord Buddha is known as ‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta‘. This first preaching was given by Lord Buddha to five monks on the day of Ashadha Purnima. Satya Vinayak Purnima is also celebrated on Buddha Purnima.
Where is Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti mainly celebrated?
Buddha had left his wife, son and immense wealth in the search of truth. Buddha went to many places for years and at the age of twenty-five, Buddha reached Bodh Gaya, where Buddha was sitting under a Ficus tree.
Bodh Gaya is a small town in Bihar’s Gaya district in India. On the day of Buddha Purnima, devotees donate in temples.
How did Gautama Buddha die?
On this Buddha Purnima Lord Buddha had received knowledge of the truth, and the purpose of life. Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. This was the happy occasion of Buddha Purnima, in which there were three important events of Buddha’s life, his birth, his knowledge, and his death. It is believed that Gautama Buddha gained knowledge and that same day he passed away.