‘Buddha Purnima’ is also known as ‘Buddha Jayanti’. Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death (Nirvana) 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 which usually falls in April or May.
This festival is celebrated throughout South-East Asia. This festival is celebrated by Buddhists. It is the holiest 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.