Gautama Buddha Birthday | Buddha Purnima

Gautama Buddha Birthday | Buddha Purnima

Gautama Buddha is the prince Siddhartha Gautama who founded Buddhism.  The birth of Gautama Buddha is Buddha Jayanti also called Vesak Day / Wesak Day / Buddha Purnima / Buddha’s Birthday / Vaishakh Purnima is a major Buddhist festival celebrated worldwide.

The birthday is lord Gautama Buddha varies every year as it follows the lunar calendar and falls primarily in the Baisakh month of the Buddhist calendar and the Bikram Sambat of the Hindu calendar. It usually falls in April or May month of the Western Gregorian calendar.  The Buddha is believed to have been born roughly 2,500 years ago. In Asia, where most Buddhists live, different countries celebrate the occasion on different days. The holiday goes by several names, including Buddha Purnima, Vesak, Buddha Jayanti and Ikh Duichen, and is often marked by national holidays, festivals and events at Buddhist temples.

The corresponding Western Gregorian calendar dates vary from year to year. Buddha Purnima 2023 is on Friday, May 5th.

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanthi is a public holiday in India and is specially celebrated in Sikkim, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bodh Gaya, various parts of North Bengal such as Kalimpong, Darjeeling, and Kurseong, and Maharashtra.

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Buddhist People go to common Viharas to observe a rather longer-than-usual, full-length Buddhist sutra, as something like a service. The usual dress is pure white.

Non-vegetarian food is normally avoided. Kheer, sweet rice porridge is commonly served to recall the story of Sujata, a maiden who, in Gautama Buddha’s life, offered the Buddha a bowl of milk porridge.

Informally called “Buddha’s Birthday”, it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada tradition.

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Doing this simple solution on Buddha Purnima, it will make every work successful

The holy festival of Vaishakh Purnima 2023 is on the 5th of May. In this case, the full moon comes every month, but Vaishakh Purnima, which is known by the name of Buddha Purnima, is considered very special. It is said that it comes once a year and if we do some work on the day of Vaishakh Purnima and we do it with the right law, then we can get auspicious results from it. Yes, it is believed that this day’s donation brings us many good results. So let us know the sorcery and remedies that can be done today, which can give benefits.

It is said that on the day of Vaishakh Purnima, wake up in the morning and take a bath after the daily routine and keep fast with reverence all day. Along with this, worship the moon god and offer them flowers, incense, lamps, grains, jaggery at night on this day. After this, donate a pot filled with water to the needy. On this day, also donate the pakwan dish, and on this special day, remembering Yamraj, donating a pitcher filled with water and donating a variety of delicious food gives a virtuous benefit equal to donating 100 cows.

– It is said that donating to Brahmins on Vaishakh Purnima has special significance and on this day. Donating sattu, sugar, jaggery, and sesame to five or seven Brahmins get the desired result.

– It is said that donating sesame, desi ghee, and sugar in the temple of Lord Vishnu on the day of Vaishakh Purnima fulfills every desire of the person and he gets what he asks for.

– It is said that by bathing in the holy Ganges river on this day, sins and defects of many births are erased and further benefits only.

– It is said that by sacrificing sesame and sugar in the yajna on the day of Vaishakh Purnima, you get good and good results and all your work is done.

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