Buddha Purnima 2022 Is Here: Know the Significance of the Day

Buddha Purnima marks the birth anniversary of the ascetic and spiritual teacher of South Asia Gautam Buddha.

He is also believed to be the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as per Vedic literature.

Founder of Buddhism and revered by Buddhists as an Enlightened being, Buddha was born into an aristocratic family in the Shakya clan.

His teachings sought a path to freedom from ignorance, craving, rebirth and suffering.

The Buddha Purnima tithi is from 12.45 pm on May 15 to 9.43 am on May 16.

The philosopher achieved enlightenment after 49 days of uninterrupted meditation under the Bodhi (banyan) tree in Bodhgaya.

Source: Indian Express