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Buddha Purnima 2020: Interesting Facts and Teachings of Lord Buddha to Share on Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Purnima commemorates the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who later became ‘Lord Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is believed that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment (bodhi) by meditating under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya. The followers of Buddhism observe Buddha Jayanti by following various festivities. The day highlights Lord Buddha’s teachings such as Ahimsa (non-violence), compassion and prayer with the purest feelings. Buddhism is synonymous with peace, harmony and non-violence. Many of them avoid eating meat and wine is avoided on this day. They prefer to wear white clothes during Buddha Purnima celebrations. As we observe Buddha Purnima 2020, we bring you some facts about the spiritual leader. The day is also known as Vesak. Buddha Purnima HD Images & Vesak Day Wallpapers Free Download Online: Wish Happy Buddha Jayanti 2020 with WhatsApp Stickers and GIF Greetings.

On Buddha Jayanti, you can wish your near and dear ones by sending them Buddha Jayanti Images and HD wallpaper you download for free online. You can also send them Wishes and Messages of Buddha Purnima to celebrate the day. While people are confined to their homes due to the current confinement, may these wishes recall the holiday celebrated each year on a large scale. In the meantime, here are the facts and teachings of Lord Buddha to share on this auspicious day.

  • According to Buddhism, upon finding the path to enlightenment, Siddhartha was led from the pain of suffering and rebirth to the path of enlightenment and thus became known as the Buddha or “enlightened”. He was a philosopher, beggar, meditator, spiritual teacher and religious leader.
  • Buddha was born in the 6th century BC, or possibly as early as 624 BC, according to some scholars. Other scholars believe he was born later, even in 448 BC. And some Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha lived from 563 BC. AD to 483 BC.
  • The earliest mention of the Buddha in Western scripture is found in the writings of Clement of Alexandria, 2 AD.
  • In Hinduism, Lord Buddha is considered as the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu who is the preserver of the universe. He is worshiped in the sense of Lord Vishnu in some places in India.
  • Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with 360 million followers.
  • Many followers of Buddhism worship Lord Buddha in his early childhood. The baby Buddha statue is revered in many temples in different parts of the world. The ceremony of worshiping the baby Buddha statue on Buddha Purnima marks a new beginning.
  • According to popular legends, one of the Buddha’s teeth still exists in the world. It was ripped from his mouth during his cremation ceremony and transferred to Sri Lanka
  • Lord Buddha’s last words to the Universe were: “All things that make up the world are changeable. They don’t last. Work hard to earn your own salvation.
  • The “Bodhi” tree under which Buddha preached the lessons of enlightenment is still preserved to this day.

Buddha Purnima usually falls on the night of the full moon between April and May. The festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries. We wish you all a happy Buddha Purnima.

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