Buddha is famous for founding the Buddhist religion and establishing the pillars of the religion, which are called the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Buddha's original name was Siddhartha Gautama, and he was prince of an Indian tribe called the Shakyas.
As a young man, Buddha was kept away from other people. His father built a palace to keep him away from the world and keep him safe. Even after he was married at the age of 16, he was still kept in seclusion from the outside world until he was 29. When he ventured out into the world, the discovery of ascetics lead him to abandon his life and try to find a solution to the world's problems. His meditation and study lead him to his religious discoveries. These discoveries lead to Buddhism being named the country's religion after his death.Learn More
While Catholics have the Pope as their leader and Buddhists have the Dalai Lama, Shintoists do not have a central leader. Instead, each Shinto shrine operates independently and is led by an educated Shinto priest.Full Answer >
Learning witchcraft is more a process than simply a "how-to" instructional, and to begin one must find a teacher or some resource from which they can learn. Many places have local witches who can be sought out via various means and libraries contain resource books on the subject.Full Answer >
Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak's birthday by organizing family gatherings at their place of worship, called a gurdwara. Prayers are offered, and the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, is read. Food and stories about the Guru's life are also part of the celebration.Full Answer >
There are many types of Buddhist temples built throughout the world, especially in Asia, and the appearance of the interior is different from temple to temple. Mainstays of Buddhist temples typically include a statue of the Buddha, incense, carved reliefs, candles and, of course, monks.Full Answer >