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Buddha Purnima 2021: Date, history, significance of Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Purnima is being celebrated across the world to celebrate the birth day of Lord Buddha who was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama on the full moon day in 563 BC in Lumbini (modern day Nepal).  The day is celebrated as Buddha Purnima. In Hinduism, Buddha is considered as the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Buddha Purnima, also called as Buddha Jayanti, is the celebration of Gautama Buddha’s birth and this year, it is being observed on May 26. 

Buddha Purnima is also called as Vaisakhi Buddha Purnima or Vesak. 

As per the Hindu calendar, Buddha Jayanti falls on a full moon day in the month of Vaisakh (which usually falls in April or May). 

Buddha Jayanti, 2021 will mark the lord Buddha’s 2583rd birth anniversary. 

This marks the most important festival for the followers of Buddhism across the world. On Buddha Jayanti, the Mahabodhi temple situated in Bodhgaya is beautified with colourful decorations, and special prayers are held under the Bodhi tree, where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.

Lord Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama on the Purnima Tithi (full moon day) in 563 BC in Lumbini (modern day Nepal). In Hinduism, Buddha is considered as the ninth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

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