23 MAY 2024
23 May 2024


Happy Vesak! Photo by StarWORKS

Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is one of the most significant holidays in the Buddhist calendar. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Celebrated by millions of Buddhists around the world, Vesak is a time for reflection, gratitude, and acts of kindness.

The origins of Vesak can be traced back to ancient times in India, where it marked the full moon day of the month of Vesakha (usually April or May). Buddhists believe that on this day, over 2,500 years ago, Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born, achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, and later passed away into Nirvana. These three pivotal events in the life of the Buddha are celebrated with great reverence and joy.

Traditions and practices during Vesak vary across different cultures and countries, but common elements include visiting temples, making offerings, chanting prayers, and engaging in charitable acts. In many communities, devotees release caged birds and animals as a symbol of liberation, and beautiful lanterns and decorations light up the night, creating a serene and festive atmosphere.

Celebrate Vesak with StarWORKS

On this auspicious day, we extend our heartfelt wishes to everyone celebrating Vesak. May this day bring you peace, joy, and spiritual growth. Let's take this opportunity to reflect on our actions, spread kindness, and work towards a better, more harmonious world.

Happy Vesak Day from all of us at StarWORKS!

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