Buddha Purnima is celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism. It is also celebrated in South and Southeast Asia as Vesak which also acknowledges the enlightenment and death of the Buddha.
Buddhacharita (“Acts of the Buddha”; Buddhacaritam, Devanagari बुद्धचरितम्) is an epic poem in the Sanskrit Mahakavya style on the life of Gautama Buddha by Aśvaghoṣa, composed in the early second century CE.
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