The Āsālha month culminates with the Āsālha Pūjā
(which falls on Saturday 8 July 2017) and is well known as ‘Dhamma Day’ when the Buddha delivered the first sermon to the five ascetics, being the start of his forty five years of dhammaduta.
Āsālha month also celebrates other important events in the life of Prince Siddhattha, Ascetic Gotama, and finally Gotama the Buddha.
1- Queen Mahāmāyā’s dream, when she conceived the Bodhisatta, www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/1lbud.htm
2- Prince Siddattha’s renunciation, www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/11lbud.htm
3- Setting in Motion the Wheel of Dhamma, the teaching of the Dhammacakkappavatana Sutta (SN 56.11) to the pañcavaggiya (Five Ascetics) at the Deer Park at Isipatana, www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/2_2lbud.htm
4- Performing the Twin Miracle at Kapilvatthu, www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/21lbud.htm … also … http://ariyamagga.net/twin-miracle-performed-buddha/ , and
5- Ascending to Tāvatiṃsa (the Heaven of the Thirty-Three) and teaching his former mother (Queen Mahāmāyā), who was reborn in Tusita as Māyādevaputta after passing away seven days after the birth of Prince Siddhattha, and other devas, the Abhidhamma, www.facebook.com/notes/young-buddhist-association/abhidhamma-dhamma-gift-for-thadingyut-full-moon-day/170604809622025/ .
– Posted by CFFong