Buddha Purnima 2024: Discover the Auspicious Timings, Significance and Date

Buddha Purnima 2024, coinciding with the full moon of the Vaishakh month, commemorates Lord Buddha's birth and his attainment of enlightenment after years of meditation.

Buddha Purnima 2024: Buddha Purnima, which coincides with the full moon of the Vaishakh month, commemorates the birth of Lord Buddha. He established the Buddhist faith. This day is primarily observed as the occasion when Buddha, after years of meditation in pursuit of the truth, attained enlightenment.

This observation renders the fact that Buddha Purnima is observed with comparable enthusiasm by Hindus and Buddhists intriguing. Hindus hold the belief that, in the guise of Buddha, Lord Vishnu assumed his ninth incarnation on this day. People believe that honoring the goddesses Lakshmi and Satyanarayan on this day will bring prosperity and good fortune to the home.

Dates for Buddha Purnima 2024

As per the Panchang, Vaishakh Purnima, also known as Buddha Purnima, commences at 6:47 pm on May 22 and concludes at 7:22 pm on May 23. According to Udayatithi, Buddha Purnima is on May 23rd. This day marks the 2586th anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth this year.

An early morning immersion in a sacred river marks the commencement of Vaishakh Purnima. Second, on this day, people venerate both Lord Buddha and Lord Satyanarayan. Offer Arghya to the moon and offer Kheer to Lakshmi on a full moon night. Many people believe that doing so brings happiness, prosperity, and luck.

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The Buddha Purnima 2024 Schedule

Buddha Purnima is most favorable for bathing and donating during the hours of 4.04 am to 5.26 am on May 23. From 10:35 am to 12:18 pm is the most propitious hour to behold Lord Vishnu. At 7:12 am, the moon will rise on Vaishakh Purnima.

Buddhist Purnima: Importance

Lord Buddha was born into a regal family in the Nepalese region of Lumbini. Mahamaya was his mother, and Raja Naresh Shuddhodhan was his father. Siddhartha was the given name of Lord Buddha at birth.

Young Yashodhara married Princess Siddhartha at sixteen. Despite royal privilege, Prince Siddhartha was ascetic and restless. Wealth didn’t soothe him; therefore, he wanted to learn about life and the world.

His wife Yashodhara and baby Rahul were sleeping in the bush when he left home at 29. After six years of penance and forest trekking, he found ultimate truth and enlightenment. After meditation under the Bodhi tree, Buddha became Buddha at age 35.

Buddha Purnima venerates the birth of Lord Buddha on Vaishakh Purnima. The sacred bath, offerings, and Buddha worship are on this day.

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