Like every year, this year too, the festival of Buddha Purnima is coming, which will be celebrated this time on Wednesday, 26 May. The special significance of this day has been stated in Hinduism. While the festival of Buddha Purnima holds special significance for Buddhist followers, So there is a different recognition of this day for Hindus as well. At the same time, it is also believed that on this day Lord Buddha was born and he did hard meditation, after which he also attained enlightenment. But do you know about the history of this day and the purpose behind celebrating this day? Probably not, so let’s know.
That is why we celebrate Buddha Purnima
In fact, when Lord Buddha learned about violence, sin and death in his life, he abandoned Moh and Maya. In such a situation, he relieved himself of all responsibilities except his family, and set out in search of truth himself. After this, Buddha also came to know the truth. At the same time, the date of Vaishakh Purnima has a special connection with the major events of the life of Lord Buddha. This is why Buddha Purnima is celebrated every year on Vaishakh Purnima.
This is the history of Buddha Purnima
Buddha Purnima did not have the status of an official Buddhist holiday until before the 20th day. But in 1950, the World Buddhist Assembly was organized in Sri Lanka and it was held to discuss Buddhism. Since then, it was decided to make Buddha Poornima an official holiday in this assembly. At the same time, this day is celebrated in honor of the birthday of Lord Buddha.
Apart from India, this day is celebrated in these countries
Apart from India, the festival of Buddha Purnima has been celebrated for hundreds of years abroad. It includes many countries like Cambodia, Nepal, Japan, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, etc. which celebrate Buddha Jayanti on this day.
This is how you achieve enlightenment
According to Hindu scriptures, Buddha attained says when he was just 29 years old, and then he practiced hard tenacity for 6 years under a peepal tree in Bodh Gaya. That Bodhivriksha is still located in the Gaya district of Bihar. Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath. At the same time, Lord Buddha merged in Panchatatva on the day of Vaishakh Purnima in 483 BC.
This is an auspicious time for Buddha Purnima
This year Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on Wednesday 26 May 2021. In this case, an auspicious time for this day is something like this. Where the full moon date starts 25 May 2021 i.e. tonight will start from 8:29 pm on Tuesday. At the same time, the full moon date will end on May 26, 2021, i.e. tomorrow, Wednesday at 4.43 in the evening.