Tag Archives: Devotional Poems for Students

Buddha Jayanti Day: English Poetry on Buddha

Buddha Jayanti Day

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti, popularly known as Vesak, is commemorated as the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. Since Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and Nirvana on Purnima, the full moon period, the day is known as Buddha Purnima. As Buddha’s Birthday also falls in the Hindu month of Vaishakha, Buddha Jayanti is popular as Vesak …

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Buddha in Glory: Enlightening Poem On Buddha

Buddha in Glory - Rilke Maria Rainer

Buddha Jayanti is a special day for both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. On this day people celebrate the life of Lord Buddha; his Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana (Death). Lumbini, in the western Terai plains of Nepal, is the place where Prince Siddhartha (known as the Buddha) was born. The newly-born Prince is believed to have taken seven steps and …

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Twin Verses: Lord Buddha Poetry For Students

Twin Verses - Lord Buddha English Poetry

Buddha Purnima is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar. It is the most important festival of the Buddhists, and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Buddhists regard every full moon as sacred, the moon of the month of Vaisakh has special significance because on this day the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment (nirvana), and attained parinirvana (nirvana-after-death of …

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To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus: Sarojini Naidu

Lord Buddha: Enlightenment and Nirvana

Sarojini Naidu was an Indian independence activist, poet and politician. A renowned orator and accomplished poet, she is often known by the moniker ‘The Nightingale of India‘. As a prodigious child, Naidu wrote the play “Maher Muneer“, which earned her a scholarship to study abroad. She became the second woman president of the Indian National Congress. She was the first …

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Good Friday Poem By Alan Allegra

Good Friday

Good Friday Poem: Alan Allegra “What makes Good Friday good?” you ask. A challenge! A rather daunting task. Some may dismiss it with a shrug and a smirk, And consider it another day off work. Others, religious, pious as such, Take a few minutes for a mournful watch; Merchants unlock their doors with glee, Anticipating the pre-Easter shopping spree. A bunny …

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Hanuman Chalisa: Forty chaupais on Hanuman

Hanuman Chalisa - Tulsidas

The Hanuman Chalisa (हनुमान चालीसा; literally Forty chaupais on Hanuman) is a Hindu devotional hymn (stotra) addressed to Hanuman. It is traditionally believed to have been authored by 16th-century poet Tulsidas in the Awadhi language, and is his best known text apart from the Ramcharitmanas. The word “chalisa” is derived from “chālīs”, which means the number forty in Hindi, as …

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