Buddha Purnima 2017 will be observed on 10th May. It is the celebration of Gautama Buddha(Siddharta Gautama), the founder of Buddhism
Buddha Purnima Tithi starts on 10th May 2017 at 1:37 pm and ends at 3:42 pm. This day is celebrated as a birthdate of Gautama Buddha, his enlightenment, and death.Though it is not certain things when Gautama Buddha was born and death. According to the historian, He was born in Lumbini, Nepal. He died at the age of eighty. It is about 563 to 483 BC.
It is believed that the birthdate, enlightenment, passing day are on the same day. That’s the reason the day is celebrated almost throughout the world as a Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka and Buddha’s Birthday.
Buddha Purnima 2017 in India
Buddha Purnima in India will be celebrated with great festive mood. It is one of the largest public holidays in India. According to the Calendar, the date of Buddha Purnima in India is 10th May. It is almost same in the Indian Subcontinent Check Also: Festival of India.
It is not the fixed date of observing the Buddha Jayanti. Because the date varies on the full moon. The Georgian calendar is not followed here. Buddha Jayanti is observed in the Vaishakha according to the Hindu Calendar.
Though less than one percent people in India follow the Buddhism, the festival spreads throughout the India as well as another part of South Asia. It is a public holiday in some other countries like Bangladesh, Nepal etc.
Buddha Jayanti 2017 festival
In Buddha Jayanti, Festival Goes on around the world. People celebrates the day with great respect and Fun. There are many parts of Celebration of Buddha Purnima. I have gathered some information from the online about the celebration of Buddha Jayanti.
Most of the followers start the celebration of Buddha Jayanti before the dawn. For the purpose of Showing gratitude to the health, the occasion starts with physical exercise. They pray, dance and recite hymns for this occasion.
After sun rising the Buddhist flags, which originated in Srilanka with the combination of five primary colors e.g. blue, red, white, orange, and yellow, is hosted in different places of temple and important places.
Different Buddhist temple arranged different programs on this occasion. They donate, provide free foods to the people of all age.Special foods are served there.
In this occasion, one of the most attractive celebration is making free the caged animal. The moral is imprisonment of humans.
The important places of celebration Buddhist are Buddha Gaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. Buddha Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha obtained enlightenment. Then he spreads the Buddhism at first Sarnath.
Buddha Purnima 2018
As like 2017, Buddha Purnima 2018 will be observed on the Full moon of Vaishak according to the Hindu Calendar. It is on 29th May 2018.
Almost all the countries of the world observe this day with great honor and respect. Hope, the moral of Buddha Jayanti, imprisonment of humans, will integrate with our mind. This the hope and expectation.
Buddha Jayanti 2017 Video
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Happy Buddha Purnima / Jayanti 2017 !!!