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Buddha Poornima Holiday: Sa-ga zla-ba, Vesak

Buddha Poornima: The Holy Day

Vesak is the day the Buddhists regard as the most important one in their religious calendar. While the Theravadas call it by the name of Vesak, it has got different names, depending on the places where it is observed. For instance, in India, the land of Buddha, the Day is more familiar as the Buddha Poornima holiday, the full moon …

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Buddha Purnima Celebrations in India, Burma, Sri Lanka & Japan

Buddha Purnima Celebrations: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

Buddha Purnima Celebrations: The full moon of the month of Vaisakh has a three-fold significance for Buddhists because this was the day when Buddhist God, Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and attained Nirvana. On the day of Buddha Purnima, Buddhists arrange Panchasheel, Ashtasheel, Sutrapath, Sutrasraban, collective prayers and various other religious ceremonies. Many Buddhists organize three-day festivities. Many social and …

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Baisakhi Legends: The Festival & Birth of Khalsa

Baisakhi Legends: Indian Culture & Traditions

Baisakhi Legends: The Festival & Birth of Khalsa – There are various legends associated with the colorful and vibrant festival of Baisakhi. A study of these interesting legends of Baisakhi reveal that the day of Baisakhi is significant not just for Sikhs but also for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Besides, it is joyous to note that as a harvest festival, …

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Baisakhi Mela: In India & Around The World

Baisakhi Mela: Indian Culture & Traditions

Baisakhi Mela: India is land of festivals and unique traditions. People in this country celebrate any occasion with immense joy and elation. Baisakhi is one festival in the country which is celebrated with loud celebrations and merriment throughout the country. However, the zealous and vibrant celebrations in Punjab can’t be compared to the celebration at any other place in the …

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Significance of Baisakhi: Astrological Significance

Significance of Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

Significance of Baisakhi: Vibrant Festival of Baisakhi is considered to be an extremely important festival in India for number of reasons. Apart from being important for the farmers as a harvest festival, the festival is of prime importance in Sikhism as a foundation day of Khalsa Panth. Besides, auspicious Baisakhi day is of importance for astrological reasons too! Astrological Significance …

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What is Baisakhi Dance? Folk dances of Punjab

Significance of Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

What is Baisakhi Dance? Popular folk dances of Punjab: Dancing is one of the most prominent aspects of Baisakhi celebrations in Punjab. Most popular form of dance for the occasion is Bhangra and Gidda, the folk dance for men and women respectively. To celebrate the harvest festival of Baisakhi men and women dress themselves in traditional attire and get together in …

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What is Significance of Baisakhi?

What is Significance of Baisakhi?

What is Significance of Baisakhi? Vibrant Festival of Baisakhi is considered to be an extremely important festival in India for number of reasons. Apart from being important for the farmers as a harvest festival, the festival is of prime importance in Sikhism as a foundation day of Khalsa Panth. Besides, auspicious Baisakhi day is of importance for astrological reasons too! …

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Regional Celebrations of Baisakhi New Year

Regional Celebrations of Baisakhi

Regional Celebrations of Baisakhi New Year: Auspicious day of Baisakhi is celebrated in various regions of India by different names and different rituals. This is because the day of Baisakhi holds special significance for Hindus along with Sikhs. For Hindus, April 13th mark the time for New Year and they celebrate the day with rituals like bathing, partying and worshiping. …

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Buddhism in India: Buddhist Culture & Tradition

Buddhism in India: Buddhist Culture & Tradition

Buddhism in India flourished during the reign of King Ashoka (274 – 232 B.C.). In the 2nd century B.C., King Kanishka sponsored a fourth religious council at Kashmir, at which the Sanskrit canon of the scriptures is said to have been fixed. This fixation was demanded by the new schism that broke between two radically different concepts of Buddhism, to become …

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Buddha Purnima Legends & Buddha Nirvana

Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

The three most significant events in the life of Great Buddha occurred on the same day. His birth, enlightenment and death (nirvana), all happened on a full moon night in April / May. This makes the day – called Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – all the more sacred for Buddhists. The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama in 544 BC, …

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