Buddha Purnima Trivia

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Go through these little bits of information related to Buddha Purnima and enlighten yourself about this auspicious occassion:

bullet Buddha Purnima commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.
bullet Lord Buddha is reported to have lived for eighty years (560 B.C. - 480 B.C.).
bullet The Eightfold Path advocated by Lord Buddha consists of eight right actions that every man and woman must follow to be liberated from the cycle of birth and death. These are right conduct, right motive, right speech, right effort, right resolve, right livelihood, right attention and right meditation.
bullet The Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, who lived in the 3rd century B.C, renounced his violent actions to embrace Buddhism and helped in spreading the religion far and wide.
bullet Buddha Purnima is known in India and abroad by various names as Visakha Purnima, Visakah Puja, Vesak or Buddha Jayanti.
bullet The Sri Lankan Buddha Purnima celebrations witness the setting up of electrically lit structures called 'toranas' in various locations in Colombo and elsewhere. Each of these closed structures represent a story from the 550 tales of Jataka (or stories from the past life of the Buddha) and are mostly sponsored by individual donors, religious societies and welfare groups.
bullet Colourful lanterns called 'Vesak koodu' are hung along streets and in front of homes in various regions in and around Colombo during Buddha Purnima. These signify the light of the Buddha, Dharma and the Sangha.
bullet In Japan, the general populace celebrate Buddha Purnima by pouring ama cha, a tea made of Hydrangea, on the statue of baby Buddha. This is considered an act of worship or paying respect to the Buddha.
bullet On Buddha Purnima, pious Buddhists wear only white clothes.
bullet The Chinese scholar, Fa-Hien has recorded the celebration of Buddha Purnima in Bodh Gaya as a divine experience.
bullet Buddha Purnima falls on May 27 in 2010 and on May 17 in 2011.
   
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Enlightenment & Nirvana Buddha Purnima around the world Teachings of Buddha The Noble Eightfold Path
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