Buddha jayanti or Buddha Poornima

Today is Buddha jayanti. Though I’m not a Buddhist but I know God is one and only.Today I’m writing a little bit about Buddha Jayanti.I have to go Gumpa (monastery ) but before that let me just finish this blog. GOD BLESS YOU!

Buddha Jayanti is held on a full moon in May each year. In 2013,
Buddha Jayanti falls on May 25.

Where is Buddha Jayanti
Celebrated?

Buddha Jayanti is
celebrated at the various
Buddhist sites across India,
particularly at Bodhgaya
and Sarnath (near
Varanasi ). Celebrations are
widespread in
predominantly Buddhist
regions such as Sikkim ,
Ladakh , and Arunachal
Pradesh as well.
The festival is also
celebrated in Buddha
Jayanti Park, Delhi. The
park is located on Ridge
Road, towards the southern end of Delhi Ridge. The closest metro
train station is Rajiv Chowk.

How is Buddha Jayanti Celebrated?

Activities include prayer meets, sermons and religious discourses,
recitation of Buddhist scriptures, group meditation, processions,
and worship of the statue of Buddha.
At Bodhgaya, the Mahabodhi Temple wears a festive look and is
decorated with colorful flags and flowers. Special prayers are
organized under the Bodhi Tree (the tree under which Lord Buddha
attained enlightenment).
The National Museum in Delhi also brings the mortal remains of
Buddha (what are believed to be some of his bones and ashes) out
for public viewing on Buddha Jayanti.

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One response to “Buddha jayanti or Buddha Poornima

  1. Pingback: Imagining the Buddha | Cattāri Brahmavihārā

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