Buddha Purnima, or Buddha Jayanti, is an important and auspicious festival for Buddhists. Buddha Purnima, also called Buddha Jayanti, is celebrated with a lot of joy by Buddhists worldwide every year. This year, too, Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on May 23, 2024. The day marks the birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The festival of Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the first full moon day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha, which, according to the Gregorian calendar, falls in either April or May. Gautama Buddha’s birth anniversary celebrations are part of a festival called ‘Vesak.’ This special day marks the three major events in Buddha's life—his birth, enlightenment, and death. Join us as we explore the remarkable journey of this great spiritual leader. Happy Buddha Purnima 2024 Greetings and Wallpapers: WhatsApp Messages, Images, Facebook Quotes and SMS for Buddha Jayanti.

Buddha Purnima 2024 Date

Buddha Purnima 2024, or Buddha Jayanti 2024, also known as Vesak, will be celebrated on May 23, 2024.

Buddha Purnima History

Buddha Purnima is also known as Buddha Jayanti or Vesak. This special day marks the birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. He was born as a Nepali prince. However, he later came to be known as Lord Buddha. While his exact date of birth is not known, as per historians and archaeologists, he is believed to have lived between 563 and 483 B.C. The Buddha Purnima festival is celebrated on a full moon day. The word ‘Purnima’ means ‘full moon’ in Sanskrit, while ‘Jayanti’ means ‘birthday.’ Buddha Purnima 2024 Rangoli Designs: Beautiful Rangoli Patterns To Decorate Your House on Vesak Day (Watch Videos).

Siddhartha Gautama was given the title of Buddha after he achieved enlightenment. ‘Buddha’ means someone who has attained wisdom. For centuries, Buddhists honoured him with many festivals and celebrations, but there was no formal celebration of his birthday. It was only in May 1950, during the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists in Colombo, Sri Lanka, that Buddha Purnima was officially recognised as a celebration during Vesak. It was agreed that the full moon day in May would be especially meaningful, as Buddha is believed to have attained nirvana on a full moon day.

Buddha Purnima Significance

Buddha Purnima is very important for Buddhists all around the globe. The day serves as a time for reflection, meditation, and acts of kindness. Celebrating Buddha's life and teachings, the festival emphasises qualities like compassion, non-violence, and mindfulness. On this day, devotees visit temples, offer prayers and make donations to charity. Buddha Purnima reminds and inspires followers to aim for inner peace and spiritual awakening. Buddha Purnima 2024 Wishes & HD Images: WhatsApp Status, Vesak Day Messages, GIFs, HD Wallpapers, Quotes and SMS for Significant Buddhist Festival.

Buddha Purnima is not just a celebration. It is a powerful reminder of Buddha's teachings about love, compassion, kindness and empathy. As we celebrate his life and principles, let's commit to compassion and peace. May we all live with wisdom and kindness, creating a world of harmony and understanding. Here’s wishing everyone a happy Buddha Purnima 2024!

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