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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)


May 12, 2017 ... Biographies of the Buddha all tell us that his mother's name was Maya and that she died seven days after her son was born. But we know little more. In the usual accounts Maya appears just long enough to give birth to the Buddha, unnaturally from her right side, after which she vanishes from the storyline ...


Actually, he was born Siddhartha Gautama and the term Buddha was a title meaning "the awakened one", or "the one who knows", and was used from the age of thirty-five. There are two aspects of the Life of Siddhartha Gautama - the historical way and the legend, which has embroidered the story of this amazing man.


Aug 5, 2013 ... It is generally agreed that Gautama Buddha was born in 566 B.C. But the date of Buddha's death is a subject of keen controversy among scholars.


The Buddha - Siddhartha Gautam was born into the Shakya royal family in Lumbini in south Nepal. Using historical records referring to Alexander the Great and Emperor Ashoka, the Buddha's birth date is usually given as May 563 BC. His mother, Queen Maya Devi was on her way to her parent's home at Rangram for the ...


May 7, 2014 ... He was born some 500 years before the arrival of Jesus Christ on earth. The two were responsible for the creation of two great religions..


He was a real man that lived 2500 years ago in India. The Buddha was born in the Lumbini woods, near the town of Kapilavastu (in modern day Nepal near the Indian border). His birth name was Siddhārtha Gautama (Shakyamuni Gotama in Japanese). Even though he lived for about eighty years, the dates of his birth and  ...


Apr 20, 2017 ... Buddhism began when Siddhartha Gautama experienced a spiritual awakening over 2,500 years ago in India, and became an “awakened one,” or Buddha. This episode is the first of two in which I'll cover the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, and it's part of my “Buddhist History” series.


Siddhartha, better known as Gautama, the Buddha, was also called Sakyasimha, the Lion of the Sakyas' and Sakyamuni, 'the Sage of the Sakyas' as he was born in the Kshatriya clan of the Sakyas, of which his father Suddhodana was the chief . The latter's capital was Kapilavastu (variously identified with Piprawah, District ...


At the time of. Buddha's birth, name the country into which he was born. India. What was Buddha's birth first name? Siddhartha. What was Buddha's last name. ( sometimes listed as his clan name)?. Gautama. Who was Buddha's father? Shuddhodana. In what miraculous way was Buddha conceived (I'm not asking for the.