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64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas

On December 6th 2019, the country observed the 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas. The day marks the death anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, who passed away in 1956. Ambedkar is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ or the ‘Chief Architect of the Constitution’ in recognition of his role in framing the Indian Constitution. He ..

5th International Dharma-Dhamma conference held Rajgir

The 5th International Dharma-Dhamma conference was held in Rajgir, Bihar from 27-28 July 2019. Approx 200 delegates from 15 countries participated in the conference. The main purpose of this conference was to address people about the terror, violence and global warming prevalent in the world. This two-day conference addressed the subjects of Sat-Chit-Ananda and Nirvana ..

Sri Lanka declares National Vesak Week to mark most significant event for Buddhists all over world

On May 15, Sri Lanka has declared a National Vesak Week to mark the most significant event for Buddhists all over the world. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment (Buddhahood), and death (Parinirv?na) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. The Vesak Festival- 2019 will be held under tight security and people have ..

Japan is partner country for 2018 International Buddhist Conclave

The 2018 International Buddhist Conclave (IBC) will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind with theme “Buddha Path – The Living Heritage” in New Delhi on August 23. The aim of the conclave is to showcase Buddhist Heritage in India and boost tourism. It is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with ..

Lumbini hosts 2018 International Buddhist Conference

On April 29, the 2018 International Buddhist Conference was held in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha. It was organised as part of 2562nd Buddha Jayanti celebrations. The basic purpose of the conference was to disseminate teachings of Gautam Buddha and spread the messages of nonviolence, brotherhood, co-existence, love and peace to the international ..

First Global Buddhist Congregation begins in Delhi

  Around 900 eminent scholars, leaders and activists gathered for the first ever four-day Global Buddhist Congregation in India being held to commemorate the 2,600th year of Sambodhiprapti (the enlightenment of Buddha). This four-day Congregation has brought together Buddhist leaders, practitioners and scholars from all over the world to the land of Buddha dhamma. This ..

Quick Fact Sheet : Buddhism

1. Gautam Siddhartha was the name of Buddha and he was the founder of Buddhism also known as Gautam Buddha. .2. Gautam Buddha was born in 563 BC in Lumbini (now in Nepal) in Sakya Kshatriya clan of Kapilvastu. He died in 483 BC .3. Siddhartha was brought up by Prajapati Gautami who was his ..