Buddha Purnima 2021: Date, History, Significance & All You Need To Know About The Day Celebrating Gautama Buddha's Birth Anniversary

Festivals & Events Team Latestly|

Buddhists & Hindus all over the world celebrate the birth of Gautama Buddha as Buddha Jayanti. Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama, a prince, on the Purnima Tithi, the full moon day in the 563 B.C. in Lumbini. It is a region in modern day Nepal. Hence, the day of his birth anniversary is also known as Buddha Purnima or Vesak. Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Java, Indonesia, Tibet, Mongolia, commemorate the special day of Buddha Jayanti as ‘Vesak’ through an elaborate festival. Buddha Purnima will be observed on May 26. Buddha Purnima Tithi began on 08.29 pm on May 25 and will end at 04.43 pm on May 26. Buddha Jayanti is one of the most sacred Buddhist, joyous events in honour of Gautama Buddha, the ‘Enlightened One’ who has transcended ‘Karma’, got liberated from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Watch the video to know more about Gautama Buddha.

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