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Buddha ("the awakened") was the title given to Siddhartha Gautama, the son of a Nepalese rajah. According to tradition, Guatama left a life of luxury at age 30 and devoted himself to years of contemplation and self-denial, finally reaching enlightenment while sitting beneath a tree. Henceforth known as Buddha, he spent his life teaching disciples about his beliefs (embodied in the Four Noble Truths) and the goal of achieving the enlightened state of Nirvana. More »
Name at Birth: Siddhartha Gautama
Born: c. 563 B.C. (Kapilvastu, Nepal)


As you read the story of Buddha's enlightenment given below and on the following pages, be sure to locate all place names on the map titled Places in the Life of Buddha. Prince Siddhartha was born around 563 BCE, son of King Sudhodana and Queen Maya. Even before the birth, the queen had premonitions of great ...


Nov 25, 2013 ... At a temple in Nepal that contains a pillar documenting a homage at the Buddha's birthplace, researchers determined that lower structures were erected as early as the sixth century B.C..


Lumbini is the birth of place of Lord Buddha and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southe.


Apr 8, 2017 ... On this day, Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, thought to have lived in India from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C. Actually, the Buddhist tradition that celebrates his birthday on April 8 originally placed his birth in the 11th century B.C., and it was not until ...


Aug 27, 2017 ... Eventbrite - Jason Neelis, jneelis@wlu.ca presents Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen, and Heard Conference - Sunday, 27 August 2017 | Monday, 28 August 2017 at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON. Find event and ticket information.


Jul 12, 2017 ... Prince Siddhartha was raised, according to Buddhist texts, in Kapilawastu (I will not present sources for this as I think this would be undisputed). The modern name for Kapilawastu is unknown: I will quote a note from Wikipedia page for Gautama Buddha. The exact location of ancient Kapilavastu is unknown ...


of Ramagrama. The Sakyas and the Kolias were bound by matrimonial alliance, thus related to each other. The earliest reference of Lumbini as the birth place of Gautama Buddha is found in the classical Buddhist text, Suttanipata. The text mentions that “Buddhistta, the excellent pearl, the incomparable is born for the good.


According to tradition, the historical Buddha lived from 563 to 483 B.C., although scholars postulate that he may have lived as much as a century later. He was born to the rulers of the Shakya clan, hence his appellation Shakyamuni, which means “sage of the Shakya clan.” The legends that grew up around him hold that  ...


Nov 26, 2013 ... Time to push back the Buddha's birth date a century or so? Archaeologists may have uncovered evidence of the oldest Buddhist shrine yet discovered, dating to around 550 B.C. ...