Budhha Purnima in India

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Budhha Purnima Day in India

When is Budhha Purnima in 2022?

Budhha Purnima in 2022 is on the Thursday, 07th of May (07/05/2022).

Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Gautama Buddha who was the founder of Buddhism (religion). It falls on the full moon day of Vaisakh (April or May) according to the Hindu calendar. This day not only marks the birth day of Buddha but it is also the day when he achieved enlightenment & salvation (nirvana).

Gautama Buddha was born in 623 BC in Lumbini located in the in the western Terai plains of Nepal. At the age of 16, he married to Yasodhara and they also has a son named Rahul.This day is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Vaishakh Purnima, Saga Dawa and Vesak. It is celebrated with great joy in most of East Asia. There are more than 300 million Buddhists worldwide.

Buddhism is a world religion, which arose in and around the ancient Kingdom of Magadha (now in Bihar, India). Buddhism is a religion and philosophy which was founded in India in 525 BC by Siddhartha Gautama, later called "Buddha". It is believed that in the 3rd century BC, the Indian emperor Asoka greatly strengthened Buddhism by his support and sent Buddhist missionaries to many other countries. The work of the great translators Kumarajiva and Hsuan-tsang also helped in better understanding of Buddhist principles. Buddhism was adopted majorly in Sri Lanka, South East Asia, Indonesia, China, Mongolia, Korea, Tibet and Japan. However, it seems to be disappeared from its country of origin, India.

Budhha Purnima Day in India

Buddha Purnima is a gazetted holiday in India. All the government offices, banking institutions and post offices remain closed on Buddha Purnima.

Buddha Jayanti is a very important day for Hindus as well as Buddhists in Nepal. On this day, people celebrate the life of Buddha from his birth, enlightenment and till his nirvana (death). The Buddhists devotees also visit temples, recite verses and spend almost whole day in temples. In some Buddhist temples, you may find a small idol of infant Buddha put in a basin full of water and decorated with flowers. The devotees pour water on this idol. In Indonesia, Buddhists devotees light and then release lanterns into the air during their visit to the Borobudur temple.

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List of Holidays in India in 2022

WednesdayJanuary 26 2022Republic Day
TuesdayMarch 01 2022Maha Shivaratri
FridayMarch 18 2022Holi
ThursdayApril 14 2022Mahavir Jayanti
FridayApril 15 2022Good Friday
TuesdayMay 03 2022Eid-ul-fitar
MondayMay 16 2022Buddha Purnima
SundayJuly 10 2022Eid-ul-adha
MondayAugust 08 2022Muharram
MondayAugust 15 2022Independence Day
FridayAugust 19 2022Janmashtami
SundayOctober 02 2022Gandhi Jayanti
WednesdayOctober 05 2022Dussehra
SundayOctober 09 2022Id-e-milad
MondayOctober 24 2022Diwali
TuesdayNovember 08 2022Guru Nanak Jayanti
SundayDecember 25 2022Christmas