Epiphany = ἐπιφάνεια= epiphaneia
_is an experience of sudden and striking realization.
_In Christianity, the Epiphany refers to a realization that Christ is the son of God
_Protestant churches often celebrate Epiphany as a season, extending from the last day of Christmas until Ash Wednesday.
_In Hinduism the term for epiphany would be bodhodaya, from Sanskrit bodha ‘wisdom’ and udaya ‘rising’.
_In Buddhism, the term might refer to the Buddha obtaining enlightenment under the bodhi tree, finally realizing the nature of the universe, and thus attaining Nirvana.
_Zen_Buddhism the term kensho also describes this moment, referring to the feeling attendant on realizing the answer to a koan.