Buddha Jayanti

Buddha’s birth anniversary is celebrated every year during Baishakha Purnima (Full Moon of April or May). On this day people swarm in Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and other Gumba ( Monastery) to pay homage to Lord Buddha and also visit Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini and chant prayers and burn butter lamps. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal as Prince Siddhartha Gautam in 623 BC to King Suddhodhana and Queen Maya Devi but he abandoned his luxurious royal life, including his wife (Yashodhara), son (Rahul) at age 29 when he realized the misery of mankind and went in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha Gautama hardly meditated for six-year in different places and finally, he sat under the Pipal Tree (Bodhivriksha) with a Kuss (a sacred plant) Mattress, on the eighth day of this meditation he got full enlightenment on the day of Baishaakha Purnima (Full Moon).  After enlightening Siddhartha Gautama was known as “Gautam Buddha”. Buddha Jayanti also known as Buddha Purnima is the most sacred festival of Buddhists. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Jayanti) is celebrated in remembrance of Lord Buddha and his great Buddhist philosophy quotes. This year 2568th Buddha Jayanti going to be celebrated on Jestha 10th 20281 BS. (24th –May 2024 AD), you may visit Lumbini on this occasion, for this you must make hotel reservations. They will deliver Buddha's Philosophy to the world from Lumbini, Nepal. 

Lord Buddha is the founder of Buddhism, and now 488 million Buddha flowers are in the world. Buddhist philosophy quotes are much more important to this day. This day commemorates three important events in Buddha's life. While spreading precious quotes to human beings, he got Parinirvana at Kushinagar, India at the age of eighty.
Likewise, the Saka Dawa festival is celebrated for a month in Tibet, the festival is held on the full moon day of the 4th month of the Tibetan lunner calendar (May / June) every year. Saka Dawa is celebrated in honor of Sakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment, birth, and death on the same day Buddha Jayanti known as Buddha Purnima on this auspicious day. 

According to Buddhism, there are four main holy places for Buddhists:

Lumbini: Where Buddha was born.

Bodha Gaya: Where Buddha got enlightenment.

Sarnath: From where Buddha first taught the Dharma.

Kusinagar: where Buddha got Parinirvana.

Gautama Buddha/Quotes

  • You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished for your anger.
  • Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  • Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
  • No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We must walk the path ourselves.
  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  • Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
  • We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become.