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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)

thezenuniverse.org/celebrating-buddhas-birth

Apr 17, 2017 ... For over two thousand years, Buddhists around the world have celebrated the Buddha's Birthday. Traditionally, his birth is supposed to have been in 623 BC but the Buddhist calendar is counted from his final passing, eighty years later. His birthday is celebrated during the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist ...

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1125/Ancient-Nepali-shrine-suggests-new-date-for-Buddha-s-birthday

Nov 25, 2013 ... Archeologists have unearthed a Buddhist shrine in Nepal that puts Buddha's birth in the sixth-century BC, at least a hundred years earlier than most ... In Buddhist tradition, Buddha was born as Siddhārtha Gautama, an heir to all the mansions, glittering baubles, and regal status of a dynastic Hindu lineage.

www.newscientist.com/article/dn24647-earliest-buddhist-shrine-found-at-buddhas-birthplace

Nov 25, 2013 ... The archaeological record of Buddhism stretched back to the third century BC, but now an ancient shrine extends that history by at least another 300 years.

therisingnepal.org.np/news/22205

Kathmandu, Feb 28: Around 75, 000 people are assembling at Tundikhel coming Sunday to recite, "Buddha was born in Nepal". World Record Holders' Council Nepal which is organizing the event shared this information at a press meet here today. The event will be a historic one in terms of the biggest number of people ...

www.sacred-texts.com/journals/oc/cabgb.htm

The idea that Gotama remembered being born and remembered also a pre- existent state is derived from the familiar doctrine of transmigration. All other accounts of the Buddha's nativity, such as those translated from the Sanskrit or Chinese, of which we have a specimen in Sacred Books of the East, Vols. XIX. and XLIX.

www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/buddhism-buddha.htm

Aug 11, 2011 ... Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha Son of the raja of the Sakya clan, Siddhartha Gautama, was born at Kapilavastu (near Oudh). Much chronology depends on the era of the nirvana of Gaudama. On this point all Buddhist nations are not agreed, the Tibetan, the Chinese, and the Japanese having each a ...

online.sfsu.edu/rone/Buddhism/footsteps.htm

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA. Life in the Palace. Buddhism is one of the major religions in the world. It began around 2,500 years ago in India when Siddhartha Gautama discovered how to bring happiness into the world. He was born around 566 BC, in the small kingdom of Kapilavastu. His father was King Suddhodana and ...

www.himalayanmart.com/buddha/buddha.php

Buddha word is a title, not a name. Buddha is derived from the sanskrit budh , Buddha birth, Buddha Education, Buddha married life.

buddhiststudies.utoronto.ca/events/buddha-previously-born-seen-heard

Aug 27, 2017 ... Register. “Where the Buddha was Previously Born, Seen, and Heard: Transmission and Transformation of Rebirth Narratives in Art and Text within and beyond Gandhara” is a two-day mini-conference on Buddhist previous-birth narratives at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on August 27-28, 2017 after ...