Asalha Puja

This day is celebrated by some Buddhists in commemoration of the Buddha’s first sermon, which took place in the Deer Park in Benares (Varanasi), India.

Some time after his enlightenment, the Buddha sought out his disciples to pass what he had learned on to them in his first teaching. This is also known as the First Wheel of Dharma. The worddharma translates as truth or ‘path to enlightenment’.