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Why do we celebrate Buddha Purnima | The significance of Buddha Purnima

Vaaruni Agarwal
Published on 18 May 2019 / In Festivals & Events

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha on the earth. Being observed this year on 18 May, the festival of Buddha Purnima is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm all over the world by the followers of Buddha religion that is the Buddhists and the Hindus as well, as according to Hindu mythology Gautam Buddha is an incarnation of Lord Visnhu on the Earth. As per the Buddhists, the full moon day of the month of May is considered auspicious as three important events in Gautam Buddha’s life took place during this time of the year. It is believed that on this day, Lord Gautam Buddha attained Nirvana or Salvation, thus the significance of this day is more than any other for the followers of Buddhism.
Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti also known in some parts of the world as Vesak, is the day of celebration, where people don white attire and distribute kheer (porridge) as, according to legends, a woman named Sujata offered Gautam Buddha kheer on this day.
On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, we present you with a video that tells you about the significance of Buddha Purnima.

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