Bouddha on the day of Buddha Jayanti (Photo Feature)
16th May, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew
Siddhartha Gautama was born 2566 years ago in Lumbini in the ancient kingdom of Kapilvastu. Born in Lumbini as the son of King Suddhodhana and Queen Mayadevi, he left home and palace at the age of 29 in search of knowledge.
After six years of penance, at the age of 35, he attained enlightenment on the full moon day of Baisakh Shukla in Bodhgaya, India. He then became famous as Lord Buddha. At the age of 36, he gave his first discourse to five disciples in Sarnath.
Hindu philosophy considers Buddha to be the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. For this reason, on the full moon of Baisakh Shukla, both Hindus and Buddhists worship Buddha and celebrate Buddha's birth anniversary.
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated with pomp and circumstance in Buddhist places of Kathmandu, Swayambhu, Charumati Vihar in Chabahil, Buddhist Bihar, Gumba, Stupa, Chaitya, Lumbini of Rupandehi, Namobuddha of Kavrepalanchok.
Gautama Buddha is the originator of the saying, "There is sorrow in the world, and if you remove sorrow, you will attain Nirvana or peace." Buddhists from all over the world, not only in Nepal, celebrate the Buddha's birthday with emotional reverence and devotion.