Buddha Purnima 2022: 10 Interesting facts about Gautam Buddha
Today is Buddha Purnima Day, the birth anniversary of the founder of Buddhism, Lord Gautam Buddha, In the month of Vaishakh, it is celebrated on the full moon day. This year Buddha Purnima Day 2022 will be commemorated on May 16, 2022.
Not only Buddhism but Lord Buddha is also worshiped by the people. In childhood, Lord Gautam Buddha was called by the name of Siddhartha who was married to Yashodhara at the age of 16. Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was one of the greatest divine masters.
On the special day of Buddha Purnima, here are some of the interesting facts about Gautam Buddha.
Gautam Buddha’s childhood name was Siddhartha and he was married to Yashodhara at the age of 16.
Gautam Buddha was born in 563 BC at Lumbini in Kapilvastu.
His father’s name was Shuddha and he was the chief of a Shakya Gana and his mother’s name was Mayadevi.
At the age of 35, on the night of Vaishakhi Purnima (Falgu), he attained knowledge under the Peepal tree on the banks of the river, without accepting them, after 6 years of severe penance.
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Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, which has been called Dharmachakraparvartan in Buddhist texts.
His mother died on the seventh day of his birth when he was brought up by his stepmother Prajapati Gautami.
The Buddha’s last and most beloved disciple was Ananda who used to serve the Buddha by staying with him for twenty-four hours.
Buddha has given his teachings to the general public in the Pali language.
Gautam Buddha said that Buddhism is atheistic, it does not even have the concept of a soul and it believes in the belief of reincarnation.
Buddha was also known as Jyoti Pujya of Asia, as he was the founder of Buddhism.
After death, the remains of Buddha’s body were divided into eight parts and eight stupas were built on them.
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