Budh Purnima 2022: Know the Date, Day, Time and Meaning

Budh Purnima 2022: Every year, Budh Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Baisakh (April/May). This year, Buddh Purnima will be celebrated on May 16, 2022.
It is believed that Gautama Buddha achieved enlightenment on this day. Buddha Purnima is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Vesak, Vaishaka and Buddha’s Birthday. It is believed to be Gautama Buddha’s 2584th birthday.
The Purnima Tithi will start at 12:45 a.m. on May 15, 2022 and end at 09:43 a.m. on May 16, 2022.
Buddha Purnima is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha, a spiritual teacher on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Gautama Buddha’s birth name was Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha was born between 563 and 483 BC. AD in Lumbini, Nepal. He died aged 80 in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.
Buddha Purnima on Monday, May 16, 2022
Purnima Tithi begins At 12:45 p.m. on May 15, 2022
End of Purnima Tithi At 9:43 a.m. on May 16, 2022

On Budh Purnima, people all over the world offer prayers to Lord Buddha and seek knowledge and wisdom. Some people visit Buddhist temples and give alms to the needy and poor. Devotees also meditate, observe fasting and read the holy scriptures of the Buddhist religion on this day. You can also celebrate Budh Purnima and share Lord Buddha’s teachings and quotes by sending Happy Buddha Purnima messages, wishes, quotes and images.
For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important place of pilgrimage related to the life of Gautama Buddha. The other three important pilgrimage sites are Kushinagar, Lumbini and Sarnath. It is believed that Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment at Bodhagaya and first taught the Dharma at Sarnath.
Buddhists believed that the three main things happened on this day in Buddha’s life are – his birth, his enlightenment and his death, Paranirvana.