Buddha Purnima is celebrated all over the world among Buddhist. It the biggest religious festival for the Buddhist. It is also known as Vaishak Purnima. 18th March 2019 is the date when Buddha Purnima will be observed. Gautam Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. According to his birth date, the Buddhist celebrate Buddha Purnima.
On 18 March 2019, it will be Gautam Buddha’s 2581st birth anniversary. It is celebrated during Vaishak month. There are two separate words “Buddha” and “Purnima” The word Buddha indicates lord Buddha and the word Purnima means full moon. The full moon day of Vaishak is celebrated as the biggest festival and that’s why it is named Buddha Purnima. There are also some other names of Buddha Purnima which are not used widely. Buddha Jayanti, Saga Dewa, Vasek, etc.
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The Buddhist all over the world celebrates the day with their family, relatives and friends by exchanging warm greetings and solidarity.
History of Buddha Purnima/ or Veshakh Day
Buddha Purnima is celebrated widely all over the world according to the birth date of Gautam Buddha. The real name of Gautam Buddha is Siddhartha Gautama. He was born as a price in a royal family. He was the prince of the Kingdom of the Sakya Dynasty at the foot of the Himalayas.
The Buddhist believe that Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment at the age of 35 under the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya. And it was the same full moon day of Vaishak. One same full moon day Gautam Buddha died at the age of 80 in Kushinagara. So according to Buddha community, the birth, enlightenment and the death date of Lord Buddha is the same. So according to the death, birth and enlightenment date, the largest festival of Buddhist “Buddha Purnima” is celebrated.
But there is a contradiction among the people of different regions all over the world. The people of North India believe that Gautam Buddha is the 9th incarnation and Lord Krishna as the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In South India, Buddha is not considered as the avatar of Vishnu. However, the Buddhist doesn’t believe Gautam Buddha as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Buddha Jayanti 2019
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated all over the world annually. With different activities, the Buddhist pass a busy and enjoyable day.
The Buddhist started the festival before dawn by several activities. The generally start the day by praying, exercising or dancing. They also recite hymns for the occasion.
Another tradition is rising the Buddhist flag. Generally, after the sunrise, the Buddhist flag is raised on the top of a temple. The flag is originated in Sri Lanka and contains five primary colors. ( White, orange, yellow, blue and red). According to the Buddhist, the most sacred places are Buddha Gaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. They generally pay a visit to the sacred places specially Buddha Gaya where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment.
Buddha Purnima 2019 in India
Less than 1 percent of people in India follow Buddhism but the Buddha Purnima is celebrated with great respect and arrangement. In this year Buddha Purnima will also be celebrated with great joy and in a festive mood. In India, Buddha Purnima will be observed on 19th May. The date of Buddha Jayanti varies on the full moon. So there is no fixed date. The Indian celebrate Buddha Purnima according to Hindu calendar.
The Buddhist people generally go to the temple. The spent few times there also offer puja, candle, flowers, etc. Most of the people dedicate some time by worshipping Buddha. Some people donate money or food to poor orphans or poor Buddhist. Overall In India, the day will be observed with great respect like past years.
Buddha Purnima 2019
Buddha Purnima Tithi starts at 07:07 on 18 May 2019, and ends at 06:57 on May 19, 2019.
The Buddhist celebrates the day with some religious activities. Gautam Buddha first spread Buddhism at Sarnath. Many people visit the place and pray. The temple also arranges several programs for the Buddhist.
The most attractive celebration is freeing the caged animal. The Buddhist celebrates the whole festival with great honors and enjoyments.
Buddha Purnima 2019 Bangladesh
It is generally celebrated annually on the full moon day that lies in the first month of the Bangla Calendar. The Buddha Purnima Bangladesh is on 18 May 2019.
Why Buddha Purnima is celebrated?
The biggest festival of the Buddhist is Buddha Purnima. They celebrate it annually on the full moon day of Vaishak. It is the birth date of Gautam Buddha.
What is the Significance of Buddha Purnima?
Gautam Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. On the day of a full moon in Vaishak Gautam Buddha was born. On the same day, he attained enlightenment and on the same day, Lord Buddha died.
How to people celebrate Buddha’s Birthday?
The main way of celebration is the Buddha Purnima festival. They celebrate the day by praying, exchanging greeting and with several programs. People generally go home to their family for celebrating the day together.
How is Buddha’s Birthday celebrated in China?
There are lots of temple in China for the Buddhist. Generally, they go to the temple and worship Gautam Buddha. Another way of celebration is by freeing the caged animal. They also arrange lots of programs to celebrate the day with fun and enjoyments.
Where is Buddha Purnima Celebrated?
Buddha Purnima is celebrated all over the world. But in Nepal, India, China, Sri Lanka and some other countries celebrate with luxury style. And inside the country, it is celebrated in the temples. In some sacred places such as Buddha Gaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath Buddha Purnima is celebrated with a big arrangement.
Is Buddha Purnima a government holiday?
Yes, Buddha Purnima is a government holiday.
Why do we celebrate Buddha Jayanti?
According to the birth, enlightenment and death date of Gautam Buddha, the day is celebrated among the Buddhist.
How did Gautam Buddha die?
Once Gautam Buddha was given a sweet meal by a blacksmith in Pava named Chunda. After taking the meal he became terribly Ill and later he died at the age of 80 at Kushinagara. But he said that was not the fault of the blacksmith.
Why is Vasek Day celebrated on different days?
The date of Vasek day varies on the full moon. So the day is celebrated in days in a different region.
What do Buddhist eat on Vesak?
They eat some traditional food. Fried Meehoon, Stir-Fried Tapioca Leaves with Yifon Bottled Tea-Tree Mushrooms, Steamed Kuih (cake) etc. foods are cooked.
What do you do on Vesak Day?
Generally, wake early in the morning. Worship, go to the temple and attend programs, some visits to sacred places.
Images of Buddha Purnima
Here are several pictures of Buddha Purnima. These Images of Buddha Jayanti will help you to wish your friends and show gratitude to the Buddha
Buddha Purnima Wishes 2019 – Happy Buddha Purnima Messages
You will find here Buddha Purnima Quotes, Buddha Jayanti WhatsApp Status, Buddha Purnima Messages & Happy Buddha Purnima SMS
Let your spirit fill with non-violence & Truth
Happy Buddha Purnima.
Aroghyam Oka Goppa Varam !
Santrupti Oka Goppa Sampada !!
Viswassam Manchi Bandhavaim !!
Happy Buddha Jayanti
Be Grateful towards who
Met you with yourself
Wishes on Buddha Purnima
Happy Buddha Purnima
Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Dhamma Saranam Gacchami
Sangham Saranam Gacchami
Happy Buddha Purnima !!!
May the full moon of Buddha Purnima
away the darkness of ignorance, bigotry and hatred
and herald an era of contentment
peace and enlightenment for the world!
Heartiest Greetings on this day
Happy Buddha Jayanti!!
On the auspicious occasion of
I wish that you may find rays
of hope & your life is enlightened by the
divine grace of Lord Buddha!
Happy Buddha Purnima!!!
Buddha Purnima 2019 Video
The Video about celebrating Buddha Jayanti 2019 is given below.