Every year on the full moon date of Vaishakh month, the festival of birth anniversary of Lord Buddha is celebrated with great enthusiasm. According to Buddhism, Lord Buddha was born on the date of Vaishakh Purnima. In Hinduism, Lord Buddha is considered an incarnation of Vishnu, so on this date both the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism celebrate this festival with great reverence. This year the festival of Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on Monday, May 16, 2022.
According to naidunia.com, People of all religions celebrate the birthday of Gautam Buddha as Buddha Jayanti. Gautam Buddha is considered to be the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshiped on Buddha Purnima. According to mythology, Siddhartha Gautama (Gautam Buddha) was born in Lumbini to King Suddhodana and Maya. The prince born as Siddhartha Gautama, on a full moon day in 563 BCE. He grew up in a luxurious palace in Kapilvastu. Although he gave up materialistic pleasures and extravagance at an early age. Gautam Buddha was born on the day of Buddha Purnima, on same day he attained enlightenment, and also attained Mahanirvana.
For 45 years, he preached to walk on the path of religion, non-violence, harmony and mercy. Buddhism is completely based on the teachings of Lord Buddha. On this day Buddhist communities, monasteries around the world offer prayers and chants.