Important points on Buddhism for various Competitive exams .

Important points on Buddhism 



🔹 Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya in Magadha (Bihar).

🔹 Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. His first sermon is called Dharmachakrapravartan or Turning of the Wheel of Law.

🔹 Gautam Buddha preached most of his sermons at Sravasti.

🔹 Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in 483 B.C. at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 80.

🔹 Five disciples of Gautam Buddha were Upali, Asvajit, Mogallana, Ananda and Sariputra.

🔹 Gautam Buddha was the founder of Buddhism.

🔹 Real name of Gautam Buddha was Siddhartha. He was also known as Sakyamuni or Tathagata.

🔹 Gautam Buddha was born in 563 BC at Lumbini (near Kapilvastu) in Nepal.

🔹 Gautam Buddha belonged to the Sakya clan of Kshatriya.

🔹 His father Suddhodana was the king of Kapilvastu.

🔹 His mother name was Mahamaya. She belong to Kosala dynasty. She died after 7 days of his birth.

🔹 Gautam Buddha was married to Yasodhara at the age of 16. He had a son named Rahula.

🔹 Gautam Buddha after seeing the "Four Passing Sights": an old crippled man, a sick man, a dead man, and a holy man with no home, decided to become a holy man and look for the answer to the problem of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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