Buddha Purnima is one of the most important festivals of the Buddhists. It is celebrated to memorize Lord Buddha.
Gautam Buddha was among the greatest religious teachers of the world who gave the message of truth, peace, humanity and equality. He founded ‘Buddhism’, one of the world’s leading religions. It is followed in China, Japan, Burma and the countries of South East Asia.
Buddha’s childhood name was Siddhartha and he was a child with a contemplative bend of mind. His father feared that Siddhartha might leave home and so kept him busy in pleasurable activities. He even arranged his marriage with a beautiful princess Yashodhara, but all these failed in changing the mind of young Siddhartha. Passing on the road, he once sighted a sick person, an old man and a dead body which produced a profound reaction in his mind. So, one night at the age of 29, Siddhartha left his home quietly, leaving his wife, son and all the royal comforts behind in search of peace and truth. After six years of wandering and meditation, Siddhartha got enlightenment
when he was sitting in meditation under a pipal tree in Gaya. Siddhartha then got transformed into ‘Buddha’ or ‘enlightened’ and the pipal tree, under which he got enlightenment, became the Bodhi Tree. The above information was shared with the students during the online class
to apprise them about the teachings of Buddha.