Buddha Purnima – Sat May 13, 2017 – 6:30 pm


The pooja and bhajans will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:50 pm, which will be followed by spiritual talk and announcements( 7:50 pm to 8:10pm). Aarti will take place at 8:15 pm followed by Preeti Bhojan (dinner), which will be served by Bal & Urmila Sharma.

Looking forward to everybody’s support in making this function a big success!!

Buddha Purnima is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar. It is also known as Vesak or Visakah Puja in India, while it is called Visakha Bucha in Thailand, Waisak in Indonesia, and vesak in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautam Buddha. It is celebrated on the first full moon day in May, except for the leap year when this festival is celebrated in June. Some believe that Buddha is the 9th avatar of Vishnu. Hence, the significance of the festival increases for the Hindus.

The festivities of Buddha Purnima include prayers, sermons and non­stop recitations of Buddhist scriptures before the Buddha’s Statue. Incense, flowers, candles and fruits are offered to the statue of the Buddha.

People as a part of their celebration sprinkle milk and scented waters on the roots of the Banyan tree popularly called the Bodhi tree and light rows of lamps around it. Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh and Bodh Gaya in Bihar are the main centers of celebration.