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BUDDHA'S EARLY LIFE



         
Gautama buddha was born in Lumbini ,a place in Nepal nearly about 2500 years ago. His father was King Suddhodana , who was the leader of shakya clan. Buddha's mother was Queen Maha Maya and the capital of his empire is Kapilavastu. Buddha's life time ( 563 BC - 483 BC).


BUDDHIST FESTIVALS:
    
Buddhist New Year:
             In Sri lanka, Thailand, Cambodia ,Burma countries this new year is celebrated for three days from first full moon day in April month. In china, Korea , vietnam New year is celebrated in late end of January or starting of Febraury month.
Vesak:
It is the major Buddhist festival celebrated for Buddha's birth ,Enlightment and death of Buddha. It's name Vesak denotes to the Indian calendar.
picture of Gautama Buddha
Maha Pooja Day:
It is celebrated in the March month due to an important event which took place in buddha's life before 2500 years ago ,during the time of teaching.
Elephant Festival Day:
            Buddha used an Elephant for the symbol of his teaching to the disciples who were joined nwly to buddhism. So this results in the cause of elephant festival ,which is conducted on every september month.
Ploughing Festival Day:
    In every may month, during half fullmoon day ,two oxen ploughing a gold plated or painted plough with behind four girls ,who dressed in white scatter rice seeds from gold and silver baskets. This is because of buddha got enlightment at the age of seven ,when he first visted his farm field with his father. It is celebrated in Thailand.
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