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Āșhādha Pūrņimā Dhammacakka Pavattana Divas 21 July, 2024

Āshaḍha Pūrṇima is the second most important sacred day of observance for Buddhists after Vaishakha Buddha Pūrṇima. It commemorates Buddha's First Sermon - Dhammacakka Pavattana Sutta (Pāli) or Dharmacakra Pravartana Sūtra (Sanskrit). Seven weeks after his enlightenment, he gave the discourse to pañcavargiya - the five former ascetic disciples- at the ‘Deer Park', Ṛṣipatana Mrigadāya in the current day Sarnath, in Varanasi, UP, India. It is also popularly known as the First Turning of th...

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