Buddha Purnima 2021

Buddha Purnima 2021

Vaishakha month Purnima tithi is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha known as Buddha Purnima which is also known by the names such as Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka and Buddha's Birthday.Siddhartha Gautama who was later known as Gautama Buddha founded Buddhism.

It is celebrated as Vesak in South and Southeast Asia, which places greater emphasis on the enlightenment and death of the Buddha. As per Theravada Tripitaka scriptures, Gautama was born c. 563–480 BCE in Lumbini in modern-day Nepal, and raised in the Shakya capital of Kapilavastu ,Nepal. The day to celebrate Vesak as the Buddha's birthday was shaped at the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May, 1950.

Just one thing to note here is that Vesak is not the same as Vaisakhi festival.

Buddha Purnima in Different Countries

Countries observing Buddha Purnima are India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand, Macau

Buddha Purnima 2021 Date and Time

Buddha Purnima 2021 Date - Wednesday, May 26, 2021
This is 2583rd Birth Anniversary of Gautama Buddha
Purnima Tithi Begins - 08:29 PM on May 25, 2021
Purnima Tithi Ends - 04:43 PM on May 26, 2021

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