Buddha Purnima 2024 Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha

Buddha Purnima 2024: Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha

Celebrate Buddha Purnima 2024, Lord Buddha’s birth anniversary, with rituals, worship, and traditions that will bring prosperity and enlightenment.

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, will be celebrated on Vaishakh Purnima

This day holds immense significance as it marks Buddha’s enlightenment after years of penance and meditation. 

Here is a closer look at the importance of this auspicious day and how to celebrate it fruitfully.

Significance of Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima falls on the full moon day of the Vaishakh month. 

It is celebrated not only by Buddhists but also by Hindus. 

For Hindus, this day commemorates Lord Vishnu’s ninth incarnation as Buddha. 

It is believed that worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Satyanarayan on this day brings happiness and wealth.

EventDate & Time
Start of Vaishakh PurnimaMay 22, 6:47 PM
End of Vaishakh PurnimaMay 23, 7:22 PM
Celebration DateMay 23
2586th Birth AnniversaryMay 23, 2024

Details for Buddha Purnima Rituals and Traditions

  1. Early Morning Rituals: Start the day with a bath in a holy river.
  2. Worship: Both Lord Buddha and Lord Satyanarayan are worshipped. On the night of the full Moon, offer Arghya to the Moon and worship Goddess Lakshmi with Kheer.

Auspicious Timings

  1. Bath and Donations: 04:04 AM to 05:26 AM on May 23
  2. Worship of Lord Vishnu: 10:35 AM to 12:18 PM
  3. Moonrise: 07:12 PM

The Life of Lord Buddha

Lord Buddha, originally named Siddhartha, was born into a royal family in Lumbini, Nepal. 

His father was Raja Naresh Shuddhodhan, and his mother was Mahamaya. 

Despite his royal upbringing, Siddhartha was a restless soul searching for deeper meaning. 

At 29, he left his family to seek the ultimate truth, eventually attaining enlightenment at 35 under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya. 

This significant event also occurred on Vaishakh Purnima, highlighting the day’s importance.

Buddha’s Enlightenment and Teachings

On Vaishakh Purnima, Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment, which is also believed to be the day of his Mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar. 

Followers of Buddha listen to his teachings and vow to follow the path of truth and non-violence.

Making Buddha Purnima Fruitful

According to scriptures, donating a pot filled with water and utensils on Buddha Purnima brings the same virtue as donating a cow. 

Reciting the Satyanarayan Katha and offering lotus flowers to Goddess Lakshmi at night is believed to bring wealth and blessings.

Buddha Purnima is a day of deep spiritual significance, marked by rituals that honor the teachings and life of Lord Buddha. 

Devotees seek to enhance their spiritual journey by participating in these traditions and invite prosperity and happiness.

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