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Buddha Purnima

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Buddha Purnima is the most important and sacred day in the world of Buddhist calendar. In Nepal, Buddha Purnima is popularly known as Buddha Jayanti and is celebrated by Buddhist people as well as many other religious people with great enthusiasm and excitement. For the honor of Lord Buddha, official holiday is given in Buddha Purnima. Tibetan Buddhist, Newar Buddhist, and all other Buddhist people go to different Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Buddha Purnima, such as Lumbini, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and others. The Buddha Purnima is celebrated in the sacred full moon of Vaisakh.

buddha purnima

Buddha Purnima is considered as a quite important Buddhist festival since, on this specific day, Lord Buddha was born in Shakya clan of Lumbini, attained the great Nirvana in Bodh gaya under Bodhi Tree, and attained Parinirvana in Kushinagar (Death of Buddha). So many considered Buddha Purnima as The Thrice Blessed Festival in many parts of the country. Buddha purnima is considered as important Buddhist events in many Buddhist tradition i.e. Buddhism in Burma, Buddhism in Tibet, Buddhism in Thailand, Buddhist in Nepal and so on.

Buddha Purnima in Nepal

Being one of the major festivals in Nepal, Buddha Purnima festival is seen with much excitement as well spiritual as well as religious significance. In Kathmandu valley, Buddha Purnima is mostly focused in Swayambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Swayambhunath Temple is filled many Buddhist and non-Buddhist people and the temple is decorated according to Buddhist tradition. Buddhist people show their respect with various Buddhist practice such as meditating in front of Buddha statues, praying with praying beads while non-Buddhist people show their respect by praying in front of Buddha statues, stupa. In Bouddhanath stupa, many Tibetan-Burmese Buddhist people pray and meditate.

Newar Buddhist people organize the life of Buddha through paintings, small statues etc. While in local places such as Baha, common Buddha statues i.e. different styles of Nepali Buddha statues, Tibetan Buddha statues, Newar Buddhist people decorate with lights and pray in front of the stupa while some Buddhist people read Buddhist mantra in front of them. While in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Buddhist center organized a great fair about Buddha and, of course, hundreds and thousands of Buddhist disciples and Buddhist monks from all over the world come to Lumbini to take part in Buddha Purnima.

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Some special events are organized in Buddha Purnima and they are:

1. Since Buddhism is known for peace, birds are freed from cages as the symbol of peace while some donate fruits and clothes to sick.

2. To respect Lord Buddha, Buddhist people continuously recite Buddhist scriptures, important sermons, and teachings of Lord Buddha.

3. Many Buddhist monks meditate and worship in front of Nepal Tibet Buddha statues and offers incense and flowers as well as candles.

4. In some occasion, Buddhist people reaffirm their faith and respects in Buddhism and started reading five principles such as not to take life, not to steal from others, to only speak truths, not to consume intoxicants or liquor, and not to commit action related with adultery.

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Our collections of Buddha statues and arts

Old bronze Jambhala statue

Old bronze Jambhala statue

275 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Very early Jain statue with inscriptions

Very early Jain statue with inscriptions

600 euro
Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

175 euro
Very special bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Very special bronze Burmese Buddha statue

47,500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

350 euro
Old wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Old wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

800 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

1,350 euro
Special antique marble Jain statue

Special antique marble Jain statue

2,750 euro
Old red Burmese offering vessel

Old red Burmese offering vessel

750 euro
Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

7,500 euro
Old marble Hanuman statue

Old marble Hanuman statue

650 euro
Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Old bronze Manjushri statue

Old bronze Manjushri statue

550 euro
Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

250 euro
Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

1,750 euro
Old bronze Parvati statue

Old bronze Parvati statue

900 euro
Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

325 euro
Antique marble Ganesha statue

Antique marble Ganesha statue

2,850 euro
Old marble Burmese Buddha statue

Old marble Burmese Buddha statue

900 euro
Old Burmese Buddha statue

Old Burmese Buddha statue

1,600 euro
Pair of old marble lion statues

Pair of old marble lion statues

700 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

600 euro
Special antique Ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

Special antique Ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

14,500 euro
Antique bronze Thai Sukhothai Buddha statue

Antique bronze Thai Sukhothai Buddha statue

1,600 euro
Antique ivory Japanese figure

Antique ivory Japanese figure

1,500 euro
Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

300 euro
Old wooden Burmese Throne

Old wooden Burmese Throne

1,250 euro
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