Buddha Purnima : Celebrated On 5th May 2023
It not only marks the day when Gautam Buddha was born but also the day when he attained Nirvana under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya.
- Lord Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama on the full moon day in 563 BC at Lumbini in Nepal.
- In Hinduism, Buddha is considered as the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
- His birth anniversary is also known as Vaisakhi Buddha Purnima or Vesak.
- This day is commemorated by Buddhists and Hindus all over the world and is a major festival in countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.