Buddha Jayanti, celebrated every year on the full moon day of Baishak Shukla, is being celebrated today to commemorate the contribution made by Siddhartha Gautam, the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, to the establishment of world peace. The non-violence is the cornerstone of peace and friendship. The 2564th birth anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha, the bearer of many such classic messages, is being celebrated across the country today wishing for peace.
As Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, Mahaparinirvana (death) falls on the date of Baishakh Shukla Purnima, Buddhists around the world, including Nepal, celebrate Buddha Jayanti with emotional reverence and devotion.
Siddhartha Gautama was born on the full moon day of Baishakh Shukla in the womb of father King Suddhodhana and mother Maya devi in Lumbini in Kapilvastu district in 563 BC, i.e. 2564 years before today. Siddhartha Gautam, who was born as a prince, became worried when he saw the suffering of the people. At the age of 29, He left the palace for penance.
On the full moon day of Baisakh Shukla in 528 BC, he attained enlightenment under the Peepal tree (Bodhi tree) at Buddhagaya. After attaining enlightenment, he is called Gautam Buddha, Buddha Bhagavan, etc. The eight ways to quench the thirst to destroy misery is the knowledge that the Buddha has received. He shared the knowledge that there are eight paths: right determination, right vision, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right exercise, right memory and right meditation.
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Lord Gautam Buddha is known as the pioneer of peace in the world and the star of Asia. The Buddha taught peace, non-violence, friendship and compassion to the common man through eight paths. That is why the Buddha’s philosophy has taken the form of a sect or a path in the world.
Since the day of Buddha Jayanti on June 22, 2008, public holidays have been given on the occasion of this festival. A ban on killing and violence was announced in Lumbini on the day of Buddha Jayanti on March 22, 2012.
A public holiday has been observed in the United Nations since 2002 on the birth anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha, the pioneer of world peace. It is said that most books on Buddha have been published in the world so far.
These include Sir Edwin Arnold’s ‘Light of Asia’ (1879), edited by the Daily Telegraph from the UK, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ‘Buddha and His Religion’ (1957), the then Chairman of the Indian Constitution Drafting Committee, and Siddharth, the German novelist Hermann Hesse, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. 1922) ‘are famous
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Similarly, Mathera Nyanatiloka of Germany, The Buddhist Dictionary (1950), Buddha in the World (1906), Dr. Valpola Rahul of France, Thoughts of the Buddha (1959), Gispepe Tuichile of Italy, Visit of the Mustang (1969), etc. Have fulfilled. Buddhist studies are being conducted in world famous universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard etc. Similarly, Tribhuvan, Nepal Sanskrit, Lumbini Buddhist University and others have been teaching postgraduate (MA) studies in Buddhist philosophy.
List of celebrations country of Buddha jayanti / Buddha Purnima :
- North Korea
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Outside Asia
- United States
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