Indian History

Buddhism

  • Gautam Buddha or Siddhartha was born in 563 B.C at Lumbini (a grove of sal tree).
  • Lumbini was very near to sakya capital Kapilavastu.
  • His father Suddodhana was a king of Sakya.
  • Mother Mahamaya was died when he was a child.
  • He was brought up by his step mother prajapathi Gauthami.
  • His wife was yashodhara. His son was Rahul.
  • His horse name as Kantaka and charioteer name was channa.
  • His teacher of meditation was Alarakama.
  • Goutham Budha was died at the age of 80 in 483 B.C at kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is called Mahaparinirvanam.
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