• Buddha Purnima 2022 : Date, Time and Significance

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    As per Hindu lunar calendar, VikramSamvat, the date differs every year. This year, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is observed on May 16. Let’s have a look at the time, history and significance and the ways to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.


    Digital Desk: Buddha Purnima is one of the prominent days for the budhist community. It is being said that one day of VaishakaPurnima, Lord Buddha was born.

     

    As per Hindu lunar calendar, VikramSamvat, the date differs every year. This year, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is observed on May 16. Let’s have a look at the time, history and significance and the ways to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

     

    Buddha Purnima 2022: Date and Time

     

    Buddha Purnima falls on the PurnimaTithi of the Vaishaka month of the Hindu Calendar. According to DrikPanchang, PurnimaTithi will begin on May 15 and will be in effect till 9:43 AM on May 16.

     

    Gautam Buddha was a philosopher, spiritual guide, religious leader and mediator.


    Buddha Purnima 2022: History

    The day is celebrated to mark the birth of one of the greatest spiritual leaders- Lord Buddha. The lord, who is commonly known as Gautam Buddha, was born Prince Siddhartha Gautama in 623 BC in Lumbini, which is currently in Nepal,as per UNESCO. He took the path of spirituality and went to different places around the world to spread the word of peace and wisdom. Every year, on VaishakaPurnima, devotees of Lord Buddha celebrate his birthday with great enthusiasm.

     

    Gautam Buddha was a philosopher, spiritual guide, religious leader and mediator. It is believed that he mediated under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, Bihar continuously for 49 days after which he attained enlightenment. Through his long meditation, he tried to find a secret to ending the ‘suffdering’. Later he explained that the road to end suffering and sins lies in the Four Noble Truths, the essence of his teachings.

     

    Gautam Buddha is also the founder of the Buddhism religion and preached the lessons of dharma, non-violence, harmony, kindness,path to nirvana to the world.



    Buddha Purnima 2022. This year marks Lord Buddha’s 2584th birth anniversary.


    Buddha Purnima Significance:

    Buddha Purnima holds a great significance for the Buddhist communities around the world. The day is celebrated to honour Gautam Buddha, who believed in spreading the word of ‘Karma’ and attained liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

     

    Buddha Purnima 2022: Celebration

    Not just in India, the day is celebrated in many parts of the world including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia. People around the world celebrate the day bt visiting monasteries. They offer prayers to the Lord, chant the verse, meditate, observe fast and recall the teachings of Lord Buddha.


     

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