The festival is known as Buddha Purnima, as Purnima means full moon day in Sanskrit. It is also called is Buddha Jayanti. Buddha Purnima during Vaishakha month is celebrated as birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. Gautama Buddha whose birth name was Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
Buddha Purnima Date
21st May 2016 (Saturday)
Buddha Purnima Timings
- 2578th Birth Anniversary of Gautama Buddha
- Purnima Tithi Begins = 00:41 on 21/May/2016
- Purnima Tithi Ends = 02:44 on 22/May/2016