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Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists and some Hindus on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia and the Philippines and in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam as “Buddha’s Birthday” as well as in other parts of the world. 637 more words


Happy Vesak Day 19 May 2019

Happy Vesak Day! On this most sacred day, celebrating the birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana of Gautama Buddha, we wish all sentient beings health, happiness, and ultimate Enlightenment.


The Buddhas and Maitreya

Although the founder of Buddhism, Siddhārtha Gautama, is referred to as ‘the Buddha’, Buddha is actually a title, meaning the Enlightened or Awakened One, and there are said to have been many Buddhas before the founder of Buddhism, though there is no historical evidence of their existence. 61 more words


Buddha was every inch a Hindu - Koenraad Elst

Both Nehru and Ambedkar believed by implication that at some point in his life, the Hindu-born renunciate Gautama had broken away from Hinduism and adopted a new religion, Buddhism. 3,133 more words


Gautama Buddha

Who Was Buddha?

Siddhartha Gautama, who would one day become known as Buddha (“enlightened one” or “the awakened”), lived in Nepal during the 6th to 4th century B.C. 1,075 more words

Gautama Buddha