Buddha was supposed to be born in 623 B.C. His childhood
name was Siddhartha. He belonged to the Sakya family. He was
founder of Buddhism. His father's name was Suddhodana and
mother’s name was mahamaya. His father was the king of
born in Lumbini grove which falls on the way from kapilvastu
to Devadaha. His mother died some days after giving birth to
him. The child Siddhartha was brought up in luxury and got
married at the age of sixteen. At the age of 29, he was
blessed with a son named Rahul.
great signs affected the life of the young Siddhartha. It is
said that one evening when his charioteer was driving him to
the city, he saw an old man who had been given up by his
own. He saw a man suffering from disease. Then he saw a dead
human being surrounded by weeping peoples. The fourth was
the mendicant, who was moving in search of truth. All these
affected the mind of Siddhartha so he decided to give up the
world. He left his wife and child sleeping and went away to
enlightenment under the pipal tree at the age of 35 and he
came to be known as the Buddha. After that he decided to
dedicate his life for the betterment of the people. The
first sermon was given by him at sarnath near Banaras. He
traveled in the various places of the country. He also sent
his daughter and Son to the various parts of the country.
Buddha died at the age of 80 in 543 B.C.