Buddha Purnima 2023: An annual festival is held to commemorate Lord Gautam Buddha’s birth anniversary because he is regarded as the founder of Buddhism. It is a significant event that is widely observed by Buddhists both in the nation and beyond the globe. This event, also known as “Buddha Jayanti,” has great significance for Buddhists all around the world.
Buddha Purnima: Date and Timings
The full moon day of the Hindu month of Vaishakh is when Buddha Purnima occurs. The Buddha Jayanti holiday will be observed this year on May 5. The festival will take place on May 5, 2023, the same day as the first lunar eclipse of the year.
According to Drik Panchang, Purnima Tithi begins at 04:14 am on May 05, 2023 and ends at 03:33 am on May 06, 2023
Buddha Purnima: Significance
Most of East Asia and South Asia commemorates Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Gautama Buddha, who was the founder of Buddhism, by celebrating Buddha Jayanti, also known as the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. This year marks the 2585th year of Gautam Buddha’s birth. On this day, according to legend, Gautama Buddha acquired enlightenment. Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka, and Buddha’s Birthday are additional names for Buddha Purnima.
It is unknown when Gautama Buddha was born and when he passed away. The majority of historians place his lifetime between 563 and 483 BC, though. The majority of people believe that Lumbini, Nepal, is where Buddha was born. At the age of 80, Buddha passed away in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.
According to Drik Panchang, Lord Krishna is regarded as the eighth manifestation of Lord Vishnu, whereas Buddha is regarded as the ninth. However, according to South Indian mythology, Buddha was never regarded as a Vishnu Avatar. Balarama is regarded as Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnation in South India, while Krishna is his ninth. Many Vaishnava movements regard Balarama as a manifestation of Vishnu. Even Buddhists disagree that the Buddha is a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.
Buddha Purnima: Puja Rituals
After you wake up on this special holiday, clean your house, have a bath and sprinkle Gangajal throughout your house. Brighten the house with flowers and a candle. In front of the entrance door, create a swastika with haldi, roli, or kumkum. Pour milk and light a candle next to the Bodhi Tree. Give the needy food and clothing.