Bodhi day is a Buddhist holiday held on 8th December in every year. Bodhi day is a sacred festival of Buddha Religion. Bodhi day is celebrated by the people of Buddha Religion in the memory of Lord Buddha’s discovery of four Aryan truth and enlightenment. After that he called as a “Mahatma Buddha”.

In childhood, Buddha had named Siddhartha. Siddhartha was the son of king Shuddhodan and queen Mahamaya. When Siddhartha was born, king Shuddhodan called ‘Brahmans’ to forecast his future. Brahmans predict that Siddhartha will be a great ‘Yogi or Bishop’.

But king Shuddhodan want that Siddhartha become a ruler of his kingdom. But when Siddhartha had seen four incidents of life- an old man, a sick man, a dead man and a yogi. After that Siddhartha gave up his palace and all his desires. Siddhartha also gave up his wife Yashodhara and his son Rahul. Siddhartha went into the forest for the discovery of truth of life and illumination. After the long meditation under the peepal tree. Siddhartha discovered four Aryan truth of life and he experienced illumination. Now, he became Mahatma Gautama Buddha. Peepal tree known as a ‘Bodhi Tree’.

Bodhi Day In Year 2012:-

  • Date of the bodhi day is 8 December 2012.

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