Dharma Chakra Day

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News: Prime Minister Modi will address the celebration of Dharma Chakra Day / Asaadh Poornima on July 4, 2020.

Facts:

  • Dharma Chakra Day is being organized by the International Buddhist Confederation under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture,Government of India.
  • Dharma Chakra Day: It commemorates Buddha’s First Sermon to his first five ascetic disciples at the Deer Park,Rsipatana in the present day Sarnath near Varanasi,UP.
  • The day is also celebrated by Buddhists all over the world as Dhamma Cakka- PavattanaSutta(Pali) or Dharma chakra Pravartana Sutra (Sanskrit) also known as the Turning of Wheels of Dharma.