Buddha Purnima falls on the full moon night in the month of Vaisakha commemorating the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC and received enlightenment in 588 BC.
Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh and Bodh Gaya in Bihar become the centre of attention during this time as pilgrims from all over the world come here to attend the Buddha Purnima celebrations. The day is marked with prayer meets, sermons, meditation and processions.
Devotees offer incense and fruits to the statue of Buddha. They also sprinkle milk and scented water on its roots and light rows of lamps around it.
May you find your special one with Lord Buddha's blessings.
In the year 2011, Buddha Purnima falls on May 17th, in 2012 it is on May 6th and in 2013 the festival is on May 25th.
Buddha means "enlightened one"
He attained Supreme Enlightenment beneath the Bodhi-tree at Boddha Gaya
Lord Buddha is considered the ninth incarnation of Vishnu
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