Asian art

Buddhist New Year

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A group of monks meditating to Buddha during Buddhist New Year

The ecstasy of Buddhism is thoroughly and massively followed by majority of people around the world in many countries. While in some countries, Buddhism is a significantly existing religion since a very long time. In each country, Buddhism has its own history, traditions and religious aspects embraced according to the local culture. These countries holding different values celebrate Buddhist New Year on varying days of a year. It is due to; Buddhist New year is based on luni-solar Buddhist calendar which varies according to the time zone of a country and New Year falls in different dates. Buddhism following countries like Burma , Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos has extended the celebration of holidays New Year for three days. It is celebrated most importantly on the night of full moon which falls in every May. Whereas, Mahayana tradition has allocated the celebration of Buddhist new year rituals on the first full moon of January month according to Georgian Calendar. In context of Nepal as a part of celebration, Buddhism is appreciated during the birth date of Lord Buddha which falls in the month of May also called as Baisakh Purnima or Buddha Jayanti in native language.

Buddhist New year Festivals

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Despite different geographical locations, Buddhist New Year is celebrated great joy, splendor, cheering every citizen to live a happy and prosperous life. Apart from a private celebration, there are many events organized by local committee to cherish all the people of society with equal fun. So that no one will remain immune from having the pleasure of the new year observation. In Nepal, social celebration is organized by gathering all the Buddhist community, participating in the rally, hailing some holy chants in the flow of music. After then the devotees gathered in monasteries, offer prayers to Lord Gautama and serve all the delicious foods. Lots of preparation and efforts are made over a period of time collectively to ensure excellent and beguiling Buddhist New Year celebrations.

The Buddhist Calendar and the New Year

It’s the time to hover the new calendar replacing the old ones, the earlier time may have gone through some sorrows and joys but people invite New Year to bring us the new charm, happiness, mindfulness, prosperity and positive changes in life. People offer prayers in temples and monasteries to end the year peacefully and welcome a new time hopefully. Buddha statues are bathed in a ceremony and worshiped by devotees. Similarly other Buddhists gods are also acknowledged and candles are lighted in temples to honor these deities. People celebrate Buddhist New Year by cleaning their houses, visiting friends and relatives, exchanging greetings and warm love to each other. Delightful dishes are prepared in a conventional manner and served to all the family members.

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Buddha Statues in our catalog

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

375 euro
Old Nepali Buddha statue

Old Nepali Buddha statue

175 euro
Old wooden Buddha statue

Old wooden Buddha statue

75 euro
Special large antique Shan Buddha statue

Special large antique Shan Buddha statue

5500 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

125 euro
Old lavastone Buddha statue

Old lavastone Buddha statue

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Old wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Old wooden Burmese Buddha statue

200 euro
Old lavastone Buddha statue

Old lavastone Buddha statue

400 euro
Old wooden Buddha statue

Old wooden Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1350 euro
Antique bronze Sukhothai Buddha statue

Antique bronze Sukhothai Buddha statue

1750 euro
Large and special bronze Arakan Buddha statue

Large and special bronze Arakan Buddha statue

8500 euro
Bronze Nepali Bodhisattva

Bronze Nepali Bodhisattva

500 euro
Old wooden Buddha panel

Old wooden Buddha panel

400 euro
Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique Nepali Maitreya Buddha statue

Antique Nepali Maitreya Buddha statue

1950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

150 euro
Old bronze Thai Buddha statue

Old bronze Thai Buddha statue

2650 euro
Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

600 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha

Antique Burmese Buddha

1250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

650 euro
Old Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Old Burmese Shan Buddha statue

250 euro
Old sitting Buddha

Old sitting Buddha

250 euro
Old bronze Buddha statue

Old bronze Buddha statue

300 euro
Antique wooden Lotus Buddha statue

Antique wooden Lotus Buddha statue

125 euro
Large 18th century Ava Buddha statue

Large 18th century Ava Buddha statue

6000 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha statue

450 euro
Antique U-Thong A Buddha

Antique U-Thong A Buddha

18th century Burmese Buddha statue

18th century Burmese Buddha statue

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