Significance of Buddha Poormima

Buddha Poornima is a festival that marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion. He is also said to be the ninth avatar of Vishnu.

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher too. He was born in Nepal sometime between sixth and fourth centuries BC and grew-up in Kapilavastu. A Kshatriya by birth, he was seen as one of the Supreme Buddha with an extensive physical description been laid down in the scriptures. The Brahmin Sonadanda, described him as “Handsome, good-looking and pleasing to the eye, with a beautiful complexion”. He has a godlike form; by no means was he unattractive.

For many centuries, festivals were held to honour Buddha. However, it was only after 1950, the decision about celebrating Buddha Poornima came to light. On this day, Many Buddhist visit temples, listen to monks who give talks and recite ancient verses. The devotees generally spend their whole day in temples, where a small statue of Buddha is displayed. The statue of Buddha is placed in a basin filled with water and is decorated with flowers as to symbolise a pure and new beginning.

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On this day, Buddhists decorate the temple and surrounding area with colourful Buddhist flags. They also decorate their houses with lights, candles and diyas. Ekam gets you a stunning Meditating Thai Style Buddha, which has beautiful detailing signifying a gesture of peace and enlightenment. You can now experience and find rays of hope on this auspicious day—a perfect decor as well as a perfect gift, which you can think of giving on this blessed day to your near and dear ones is this Meditating Thai Style Buddha from Ekam. Bring home this Buddha candle, to enlighten your homes by the divine grace of Lord Buddha.

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