Buddha Purnima 2018: Why is the Buddha Purnima celebrated? What is the significance of ‘special bath’
Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the full moon of Vaisakh month. It is also known as Vaishak Purnima. On this day (Buddha Purnima) is celebrated as the birth anniversary of God Gautam Buddha. On this day Lord Buddha had received knowledge of Buddhism. This Buddha is a great festival for followers. Buddha was the founder of Lord Buddha religion.
Buddhists follow the teachings of Lord Buddha who believe in religion. The first preaching of Lord Buddha is known as ‘Dharmachakra Enlightenment’. This first sermon was given by Lord Buddha to five monks on the day of Ashadh Purnima.
Beliefs related to Buddha Purnima:
It is believed that Lord Vishnu was born as the ninth incarnation of Vaishakh’s full moon. Satya Vinayak Purnima is also celebrated on this day, it is believed that on this day, Sudama, a childhood friend of Lord Krishna’s childhood, had visited her in the days of poverty. During this time, when both friends sat together, Krishna told Sudama the law of Satya vinayak Vrat.
Sudama duly made this fast and destroyed his poverty. There is also the recognition of worshiping Dharmaraj on this day. It is said that Dharmaraj is happy with Satyavinayak fast. It is believed that Dharmaraj is the god of death, hence, his happiness reduces the fear of premature death.
Buddha Purnima Special bath:
In the Hindus, every month’s full moon is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On this day, Ganga bath is considered beneficial and sin-destroying in pilgrimage sites.
But Vaishakh Purnima has its own importance:
But Vaishakh Purnima has its own importance. The reason for this is that it is said that the full moon in this month is in the Sun and its moon is also in its upper zodiac sign. It is said that the Buddha taken on the full moon day destroys the sins of many births.