Buddha Purnima 2023: Vaishakh Purnima is specially celebrated as Buddha Purnima. It has special importance in Buddhism. It is believed that Lord Gautam Buddha was born on the day of Vaishakh Purnima. Apart from this, after seven years of hard penance, Lord Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree of Bodhgaya in Bihar on this day and according to beliefs, Mahanirvana of Buddha also took place in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on the same day of Buddha Purnima. Know the worship method, auspicious time, and importance of Buddha Purnima here.
According to Udaya Tithi, this year Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on 5 May 2023 and fasting will be observed on this day.
The first lunar eclipse of the year is going to take place on Buddha Purnima. According to astrological calculations, the lunar eclipse that starts from 8:45 pm on the night of Buddha Purnima will last till 1:00 am. On this day after sunrise, Siddhi Yoga is being formed which is said to be auspicious. Not only this, there will also be Swati Nakshatra on this day, which is said to be beneficial and virtuous.
On the day of Buddha Purnima, bathing in holy rivers, charity, and worship have special significance. This helps a person progress in life and move forward. On this day, if due to some reason you are not able to bathe in the river, then you should bathe by adding a little Gangajal to the water. Along with this, one should definitely donate something on this day as per one's capacity. Apart from this, if you have unknowingly committed any sin, then donating sugar and sesame on this day gets rid of this sin.