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When is Asalha Puja in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Asalha Puja in 2017 will be observed on Saturday, 8th July.

Asalha Puja is also known as Dharma Day, is a very important holy day for the Theravada Buddhists. This religious festival day is celebrated in the 8th lunar month according to the old Indian calendar, on the day of the full moon. It is meant to celebrate the very first teachings from Buddha. Asalha is also the month of the starting of the monsoon. During this period the Buddha and His monks and nuns would hold their wanderings. Even today, monasteries keep a three month long ‘rains retreat’ which commences on the Dhamma day and the concludes on Pavarana.

However, Asalha Puja in 2017 will be observed on Saturday, 8th July. It is the tradition for Buddhists to worship Buddha by giving offerings to the monks and practicing Dharma on the Asalha Puja holy day.