Vesak Current Affairs, GK & News

Dharma Chakra Day celebrated in India

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. Highlights The day is celebrated by the Buddhists all over the world. The Dharma Chakra Day means “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”. ..

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May 7: “Vesak”, the Day of Full Moon

Vesak, the Day of Full Moon is the most sacred day to the Buddhists all over the world. On this day, Lord Gautham Buddha attained enlightenment. The Day is commemorated by the United Nations every year. Highlights The Day if being celebrated by the United Nations since 2000. The resolution to celebrate the day was ..

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18 May: ‘Buddha Purnima’ celebrated

Buddha Purnima also known as Vaishak Purnima is the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha (or Lord Buddha). 18 May 2019 witnessed the 2,563rd birth anniversary of the Buddha and is being celebrated across the world. About Buddha Purnima Background: Buddha Purnima festival is traditionally celebrated to commemorate birth of Siddhartha Gautama​, who later became Gautama ..

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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 ..

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Vice President undertakes four-day visit to Vietnam

Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu commenced his four-day official visit to Vietnam on 9 May 2019. His visit comes after a series of high-level exchanges between India-Vietnam in 2018 which include visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister in January and President in March to India. Key Highlights of Visit The Vice President will participate ..

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