Sakadawa

It is one of very auspicious days for the Buddhist communities. It is also known as Festivals of Vainshakha or Sakadawa (Sagadawa). This day is important for three most significant events in Buddha’s life—the birth, enlightenment, and demise (Mahaparinirvana) — were achieved on the same day. Therefore, the Buddha Jayanti (Birthday) is observed on the same day.

From the 1st to 15th day of the 4th month is considered very important period in Buddhism. The most memorable day in Buddhism falls on 15th day (The full-moon day) of the 4th month in Tibetan Lunar Calendar—it usually occurs during the month of May.

The different Buddhist communities including Sherpa observe especial event on this remarkable day.


The site is conceptualized by Gelu Sherpa.