Buddha Purnima falls on the full moon night in the month of Vaisakha commemorating the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC and received enlightenment in 588 BC. Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh and Bodh Gaya in Bihar become the centre of attention during this time as pilgrims from all over the world come here to attend the Buddha Purnima celebrations.
The day is marked with prayer meets, sermons, meditation and processions. Devotees offer incense and fruits to the statue of Buddha. They also sprinkle milk and scented water on its roots and light rows of lamps around it. May you find your life partner with Lord Buddha’s blessings this year. Happy Buddha Purnima!
In the year 2012, Buddha Purnima falls on 6 May, while in 2013 the festival is on 25 May.
Quick Facts»Buddha means ‘enlightened one’. »He attained Supreme Enlightenment beneath the Bodhi-tree at Boddha Gaya. »Lord Buddha is considered the ninth incarnation of Vishnu.
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