New Delhi, Buddha Purnima 2022: The festival of Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of Vaishakh month. According to beliefs, on this day Lord Buddha was born and attained Buddhahood after hard practice. Along with Buddhism, people of Hinduism celebrate this festival with great pomp. Because according to folk beliefs, Buddha was the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The festival of Buddha Purnima is the biggest festival for the followers of Buddhism. On this day, apart from Lord Gautam Buddha, Chandra Dev and Lord Vishnu are worshiped with rituals. Know the auspicious time, worship method and importance of Buddha Purnima.

This time people are very confused about the date of Buddha Purnima. Because Purnima is starting from 15th May which is ending on 16th May. But let us tell you that on May 15, it is starting from 12:45 in the afternoon, which will remain till 9.45 minutes on May 16. Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on 16th May as Udaya Tithi falls on 16th.

Auspicious time of Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima starts – May 15 at 12:45 pm

Buddha Purnima ends – May 16 till 9.45 pm

Significance of Buddha Purnima

According to beliefs, Lord Buddha was born in 563 BC at a place called Lumbini in Nepal. At the age of 29, detached from material life and all the responsibilities of family, he went out in search of truth. After which he attained knowledge by doing rigorous penance for 49 days under the Bodhi tree. That’s why he was called Bodhisattva. He illuminated the world with his knowledge. Lord Buddha merged into the Panchatattva on the day of Vaishakh Purnima in 483 BC. This day is called Parinirvana Day.


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Edited By: Shivani Singh