A sanctified day for the Buddhists, Buddha Purnima is celebrated by Buddhists with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is believed that on this day, Buddha or Siddhartha was born, received enlightenment and attained nirvana after he passed away.
The teachings of Buddha are popular not only in India but also abroad. Buddha's analysis of the sufferings of human beings made him suggest the eight fold path of salvation.
Buddha Purnima is celebrated in various parts of India. It is celebrated with a lot of fanfare in Bodhgaya. The celebration of this festival features a number of rituals like prayer, meets, recitation of Buddhist scriptures, religious discourses, meditation and processions. It will be a great experience for tourists to visit Bodhgaya on the eve of Buddha Purnima.