Dharma Chakra Day celebrated in India

Published: July 4, 2020

Every year the International Buddhist Confederation operating under Ministry of Culture, GoI celebrates Dharma Chakra Day. The day is celebrated to commemorate Lord Buddha’s first sermon to his first five asceptic disciples.

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The day is celebrated by the Buddhists all over the world. The Dharma Chakra Day means “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”. The day is also observed as Guru Poornima by both Buddhists and Hindus. During this day, devotees mark reverence to their gurus.

President and PM of India are to address the country virtually just as done during Buddha Poornima (Vaisakh)

Vaisakh

Vaisakh is celebrated during the new moon that comes in May 2020 by the Sikhs. The day comprises of crop harvesting in Punjab. Khalsa was created on Vaisakh.

The day is also celebrated as Vesak by the Buddhists. According to the Buddhists, Lord Buddha was born on Vesak. He also attained enlightenment and death on the same day.

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