On this day the Buddha was born, 35 years later experienced self-awakening, and another 45 years later passed away.
Each of these events took place on the full-moon day in May. On this day every year, Buddhists pay
This day, sometimes called Sangha Day, commemorates the spontaneous assembly of 1,250 arahants (those who attained enlightenment after the Fully Enlightened One did) in the Buddha's presence.
One thousand of the gathered monks had previously