How to celebrate Sangha Day
Sangha Day is the important festival of Buddha which is celebrated for the
Buddhist spiritual community. On this day all the Monks along with Nuns are
gathered to hear Buddha preach. This day is followed by chanting of Monks along
with candlelight processions. On this special day everybody presents some gifts
along with flower to the monks who were residing in the temples. This day is
also called Magha Puja day which is celebrated on the full moon day.
What is the History of Sangha day and what does it’s signify?
History of Sangha day
Sangha day is the day when the Buddha gave his first recitation of Patimokha.
This is the term which refers to Spiritual community. This Sangha Day is
Buddhist main second festival .After retreat of first rain Lord Buddha went to
Rajagaha city where he found around 1250 Arahats Buddha Disciples and then they
returned from their wanderings in order to show respect to Buddha. This assembly
is called Fourfold assembly because it has four main factors including in that.
Significance of Sangha day
This day is celebrated in the third lunar month in March. This day has its own
significance as it refers to spiritual community and signifies a day in which
all the Buddha teachings are conducted by Arahats. This day is celebrated as the
first gatherings of his ordained community. On this day all the monks including
nuns come together and engaged in chanting, teachings and lectures which are
provided by the senior ordained community. They were also engaged in candle
light processions and also travel to local temples to meditate and perform their
Sangha day also educates peoples about the Human rights which are given by some
of the members of Buddhist community. This day also helps in preserving the
dignity along with reclaiming part and also helps in bringing injustice against
many people. This day is celebrated in the month of March or in February and
also gives an opportunity to Buddhist followers to meditate on Monastic life
along with the life of Buddhist community.