Buddha Poornima, which falls on the full moon night in the month of Vaisakha (either in April or May), commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism one of the many religions of Sanathana Dharma.
Lord Sri Buddha the ninth Incarnation of lord Vishnu decends on this earth on the full moonight of Vaishakh, the symbol of eternal peace &giver of heavenly coolness .
Buddha’s conception was miraculous. Mahamaya, the blessed mother, had a dream in which she was translated by devas of the four directions to the Himalayas. There she was bathed and ceremonially purified and the Bodysattva appeared, coming from the North in the form of a white elephant. A divine light entered mother’s womb, great wonders took place, trees and herbs burst into flower and untouched instruments started to play beautiful music.
After nine months, in the year 563 BC., Mahamaya gave birth to a divine child witha very beautifull & peacefull face.
The story of Buddhas enlightenment from omshivam.wordpress.com
Pilgrims come from all over the world to Bodh Gaya to attend the Buddha Poornima celebrations. The day is marked with prayer meets, sermons on the life of Gautam Buddha, religious discourses, continuous recitation of Buddhist scriptures, group meditation, processions, worship of the statue of Buddha. The Mahabodhi Temple wears a festive look and is decorated with colourful flags and flowers. The Chinese scholar, Fa-Hien has recorded celebration of this festival.
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