Buddha Purnima - Vesak 2017 May 10

Buddha Purnima 2017 or Vesak is celebrated on May 10. Buddha Jayanti is a sacred festival celebrated all over the world by the Buddhists Community. It falls on the full moon night in Vaisakh month (April or May). Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the Birth Anniversary, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana (death anniversary) of  Gautama Buddha. The day is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Vesak Day, Vaishakh Purnima or Buddha’s Birthday. Lord Buddha was the founder of the Buddhist religion and is said to be the ninth avatar of Vishnu. This is the 2579th Birth Anniversary of Gautama Buddha.

Buddha Purnima - Vesak 2017 May 10

Buddha Purnima Celebrations

The main celebrations of the day takes place in Bodh Gaya where Buddha obtained Enlightenment. Devotees decorate the temple and surrounding areas with colorful Buddhist flags and also adorn their houses with diyas and lights. After morning prayers and worship they distribute sweets among the devotees.

Buddha Jayanti 2018

Next year, Buddha Purima is on 30 April 2018, Monday.

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