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Buddha Jayanti or Saga Dawa

Known as Light of Asia ;”Siddhartha Gautam Buddha” was born about 543 BC in Kapilvastu of Nepal.Buddha was son of Queen Maya Devi and King Sudhodhan Gautam.Lord Buddha was born in the Garden of sal Trees.The place is now reffered to as Lumbini.It lies in Western Terai Plains of Nepal.Every year we celebrate his life on full moon day of Baisakh and May(Gregorian Calendar).This day is also known as Buddha jayanti,Buddha Purnima,Baisakh Purnima,Saga Dawa and Vesak.The word Purnima is a Sanskrit word which means full Moon day. It is the celebration of the birth, enlightenment, and attainment of Nirvana.Many Buddhist as well as Hindus from South Asia and South east Asia make Pilgrimage to Lumbini On this auspicious day.

Gautam Buddhas Birth ,Enlightenment and attainment of Nirvana was on same day of Baisakh sukla purnima.It is very special Festival in life of every Peace lover and Buddhist community.It is said that he attain enlightenment after 49 days of meditation and known as Buddha.It was underneath Ficus religiosa.Lord Buddha attain the ultimate truth’Nirvana in Bodh Gaya.Today the whole world celebrates life of Lord Buddha in Buddha jayanti.

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