Buddha Purnima 2018
Devotees celebrate the day by preaching and discussing the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. They worship and decorate Buddha’s idols with flowers, chant mantras from the scriptures, meditate, eat vegetarian food and take part in charity by donating food, clothes, shelter and money to the needy.
* Jivan ko apne sarthak banao
Prabhu ke dhyan me man ko ramao
Buddh Poornima ki Shubhakamnaye!
* The ego with all its egotism is the false self. It is an unral illusion and a perishable combination.
HAPPY BUDDHA PURNIMA.
Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher in India. Many scholars are uncertain when he lived. It is believed that Buddha was born at some time between sixth and fourth centuries BCE. Opinions among scholars are generally divided between those who place Buddha’s death about 480 BCE and those who place it as much as a century later.
Buddha was an influential spiritual teacher during and after his lifetime. Many Buddhists see him as the Supreme Buddha. Festivals to honor Buddha were held for many centuries. The decision to celebrate Vesak as the Buddha’s birthday was formalized at the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists. This conference was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May, 1950. The date was fixed as the day of the full moon in May.
Different Buddhist communities may celebrate Vesak on different dates in years when there are two full moons in May. This is because the Buddhist lunar calendar can be interpreted in different ways.