Sarnath : The International Buddhist Confederation, New Delhi is organising Dhammacakka Day 2022 (The Turning of the Wheel of Dharma), Ä€shaá¸ha PÅ«rá¹‡ima on 13 July 2022 in Sarnath, U.P. (India). The Hon’ble President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind is likely to grace the occasion.
Dhammacakka Day 2022, Ä€shaá¸ha PÅ«rá¹‡ima is the second most important sacred day of observance for Buddhists after Vaishakha Buddha PÅ«rá¹‡ima. It commemorates Buddha's First Sermon or the First Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma, when he taught the Dhammacakka-pavattana Sutta (PÄli) or Dharmacakra pravartana SÅ«tra (Sanskrit).
Seven weeks after his Enlightenment, he gave this discourse to pañcavargiya - the first five ascetic disciples- at the ‘Deer Park', á¹šá¹£ipatana MrigadÄya in the current day Sarnath, which is in Varanasi. It is here that the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Paths and the Middle Path: avoiding the two extremes, i.e., life of extreme indulgence and the life of extreme penance.
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