‘Buddha Purnima’ is also known as ‘Buddha Jayanti’. Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death (Nirvan) of Gautam Buddha, the three important events in the life of Buddha. It is celebrated on the full moon night in Vaisakha month according to the Hindu calendar that usually falls in April or May.
This festival is celebrated throughout South-East Asia. This festival is celebrated by the Buddhists. It is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar. Buddha Purnima is also known as Vaisakha Puja in India.
In Buddha Purnima devotees make donations to the temple. On this day the Buddhists bathe and wear only white clothes. Incense, flowers, candles and fruits are offered to the statue of the Buddha.