Celebrating Buddhahood—Buddha Jayanti

Statue of Gautam Buddha,Swayambhunath. Image:flickr/PrOzZ

Buddha Jayanti, which falls on 4th May 2015 this year, is not just a day to celebrate Lord Gautam Buddha’s birth, but also to celebrate his whole life, from birth to enlightenment and then to his death, which, if charted, goes as follows: birth—623 B.C.; enlightenment—588 B.C. and death—at age eighty. Continue reading