Asalha Puja is related with Mahatma Buddha. After the long meditation, Lord Buddha had discovered the four Aryan truths of life and Buddha experienced clarification. Buddha explored his knowledge in world wide. Buddha taught his first lesson to his five friends. Their named were Kondanna, Vappa, Bhaddiya, Mahanama and Assaji. In the remembrance of Buddha’s first speech asalha puja is celebrated.

Asalha Puja is also known as a ‘Theravada Buddhist festival’ which is comes in a July month. Asalha Puja is celebrated on the full moon. Buddha gave his first sermon in ‘Deer Park’ and he found “Buddhist Sangha” with his five associates. Asalha Puja is celebrated as a government holiday in Thailand. On the day of asalha puja people goes to temples to listen discourse.

People worshipped Lord Buddha for blessings and on asalha puja people pray to Buddha for good things in life and to increase their values of life. On the asalha puja there many are activities like house cleaning, attending the spiritual ceremonies, making morals, practicising dharma. On the asalha puja people pray to Lord Buddha to give them a right vision, Right purpose, Right tongue, Right event. Asalha puja such has a great importance for Buddhist people.

Asalha Puja In Year 2012:

The Date of the asalha puja is : 30 November 2012

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Asalha puja is a one of the most holy festival of Buddhists people. Asalha puja also known as a ‘Dhamma Day’. Asalha puja festival is celebrated in the memory of Lord Buddha’s first lecture. After the discovery of four noble truths and enlightenment, Buddha gave his first lecture to his five earlier associates. Name of the Buddha’s five associates were- Kondanna, Vappa, Bhaddiya, Mahanama and Assaji. Buddha starts to teach people the lesson of enlightenment with his associates.

Lord Mahatma Buddha’s first sermon is called “Dhamma chakra sutta” or “the wheel of Dharma”. Buddha taught to people about four Aryan truths of life. Four Aryan truths are given below-

1. There are suffers
2. cause of sorrow
3. Craving
4. To save from suffer

Lord Buddha also established two ‘Pitaka’ of Buddha religion. Two pitaka names are :-
1). Sutta Pitaka
2). Vinaya Pitaka

On asalha puja day people goes to their local temples to make value and practice dharma.

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