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Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima:

The President of India extends greetings on the occasion of Buddha Purnima, highlighting the significance of Lord Buddha’s teachings.

  • Buddha Purnima also known as Vesak, commemorates the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Gautama Buddha and founded Buddhism.
  • Celebrated primarily in South, Southeast, and East Asia, it falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Vaisakha, typically in April or May.
  • It is considered a ‘triple-blessed day’ as it marks Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and Maha Parnirvana.
  • It has been recognised by the United Nations as the ‘UN Day of Vesak’ since 1999.