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Buddha Purnima

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Buddha Purnima is the most important and sacred day in the world of Buddhist calendar. In Nepal, Buddha Purnima is popularly known as Buddha Jayanti and is celebrated by Buddhist people as well as many other religious people with great enthusiasm and excitement. For the honor of Lord Buddha, official holiday is given in Buddha Purnima. Tibetan Buddhist, Newar Buddhist, and all other Buddhist people go to different Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Buddha Purnima, such as Lumbini, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and others. The Buddha Purnima is celebrated in the sacred full moon of Vaisakh.

buddha purnima

Buddha Purnima is considered as a quite important Buddhist festival since, on this specific day, Lord Buddha was born in Shakya clan of Lumbini, attained the great Nirvana in Bodh gaya under Bodhi Tree, and attained Parinirvana in Kushinagar (Death of Buddha). So many considered Buddha Purnima as The Thrice Blessed Festival in many parts of the country. Buddha purnima is considered as important Buddhist events in many Buddhist tradition i.e. Buddhism in Burma, Buddhism in Tibet, Buddhism in Thailand, Buddhist in Nepal and so on.

Buddha Purnima in Nepal

Being one of the major festivals in Nepal, Buddha Purnima festival is seen with much excitement as well spiritual as well as religious significance. In Kathmandu valley, Buddha Purnima is mostly focused in Swayambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Swayambhunath Temple is filled many Buddhist and non-Buddhist people and the temple is decorated according to Buddhist tradition. Buddhist people show their respect with various Buddhist practice such as meditating in front of Buddha statues, praying with praying beads while non-Buddhist people show their respect by praying in front of Buddha statues, stupa. In Bouddhanath stupa, many Tibetan-Burmese Buddhist people pray and meditate.

Newar Buddhist people organize the life of Buddha through paintings, small statues etc. While in local places such as Baha, common Buddha statues i.e. different styles of Nepali Buddha statues, Tibetan Buddha statues, Newar Buddhist people decorate with lights and pray in front of the stupa while some Buddhist people read Buddhist mantra in front of them. While in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Buddhist center organized a great fair about Buddha and, of course, hundreds and thousands of Buddhist disciples and Buddhist monks from all over the world come to Lumbini to take part in Buddha Purnima.

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Some special events are organized in Buddha Purnima and they are:

1. Since Buddhism is known for peace, birds are freed from cages as the symbol of peace while some donate fruits and clothes to sick.

2. To respect Lord Buddha, Buddhist people continuously recite Buddhist scriptures, important sermons, and teachings of Lord Buddha.

3. Many Buddhist monks meditate and worship in front of Nepal Tibet Buddha statues and offers incense and flowers as well as candles.

4. In some occasion, Buddhist people reaffirm their faith and respects in Buddhism and started reading five principles such as not to take life, not to steal from others, to only speak truths, not to consume intoxicants or liquor, and not to commit action related with adultery.

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Our collections of Buddha statues and arts

Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Large antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,250 euro
Antique Thai bronze Rattanakosin Buddha

Antique Thai bronze Rattanakosin Buddha

300 euro
Pair antique Burmese Nat statues

Pair antique Burmese Nat statues

950 euro
High quality Nepali bronze Buddha statue

High quality Nepali bronze Buddha statue

1,300 euro
Old bronze Nepali Padmasambhava statue

Old bronze Nepali Padmasambhava statue

300 euro
Special antique bronze Shan Buddha

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha

Antique bronze Thai Buddha statue

Antique bronze Thai Buddha statue

950 euro
Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

275 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

700 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

850 euro
Antique bronze Thai monk statue

Antique bronze Thai monk statue

1,550 euro
Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

1,550 euro
Special Burmese crowned Buddha statue

Special Burmese crowned Buddha statue

4,250 euro
Antique Thai Buddha on Naga snake

Antique Thai Buddha on Naga snake

750 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Early antique Burmese Buddha statue

Early antique Burmese Buddha statue

5,500 euro
Antique bronze Thai Monk statue

Antique bronze Thai Monk statue

350 euro
Special large bronze Buddha statue

Special large bronze Buddha statue

15,500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

250 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique Burmese crowned Buddha statue

Antique Burmese crowned Buddha statue

2,250 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Large old teakwooden Buddha statue

Large old teakwooden Buddha statue

3,250 euro
Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

250 euro
12th century Terracotta Bagan Tablet

12th century Terracotta Bagan Tablet

600 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

300 euro
Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

Antique bronze Thai Rattanakosin Buddha

1,400 euro
New bronze Nepali Buddha statue

New bronze Nepali Buddha statue

900 euro
Large old wooden Burmese Buddha

Large old wooden Burmese Buddha

1,950 euro
Old bronze Nepali Manjushri statue

Old bronze Nepali Manjushri statue

2,750 euro
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