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Buddha Purnima 2018
Posted 30 Apr 2018 05:12 PM

The festival marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, who was a founder of Buddhism. As per the Vedic literature, Lord Buddha is the incarnation of Lord Krishna and he appeared on the earth 2500 years ago to preach and teach the message of mercy and non-violence among human beings.

It is celebrated all around the world across various countries in different ways. People visit the holy shrines of Lord Buddha and offer him prayers on this day. In some countries, people also release birds, insects, and animals as an act of “liberation” to spread Buddha’s message as a ritual. In 2018, the festival of Buddha Purnima is observed on April 30.

The festival is of great significance for the entire world as the message of Buddha reached various parts of the world. The message of Lord Buddha was spread to many countries like China, Burma and Japan and people started adopting his teachings. On the day of Buddha Purnima, pilgrims from various countries visit the holy shrines of Buddha, his Birth Place, and the Mahabodhi Tree.

People generally gather and offer their prayers and offerings. People also absorb themselves in meditation, chant mantras and scriptures associated with various sects of Buddhism. Some people observe a fast as it is combined with the full moon day (Purnima) and offer fruits and sweets to the deities of Lord Buddha. They light some incense sticks and lamp before him and sit down to pray to him for peace, serenity, and tranquility.

Wish you a Happy and Prosperous Buddha Purnima!

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