Buddhist devotees clean a statue of Lord Buddha on the eve of ‘Vesak’ in Agartala on Tuesday (2nd May, 2023).
The exact date of Vesak changes from year to year, depending upon the lunar calendar. For the year 2023, Buddha Purnima will be commemorated on Friday, 5 May. Buddha Purnima, also known as Vesak, is the most important festival for Buddhists all over the world. The celebration takes place on the first full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu month of Vaisakha.