Gautam Buddha

Topics: Nepal, Kathmandu, Gautama Buddha Pages: 4 (1116 words) Published: May 24, 2013
National Hero’s
Of Nepal

SUYESH JOSHI CLASS 5 SECTION A Gautam Buddha

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He was born in the year of 563 BC .He was born in lumbini. His father name was Sudhodhana and his mother name was Mayadevi. Siddhartha was the family name. As the boy reached the age of 16, his father arranged his marriage to Yaśodharā, a cousin of the same age. Though this is the traditional account, an early source casts doubt as to the historicity of his married life. According to the traditional account, in time, she gave birth to a son, Rahul. At the age of 29, Siddhartha left his palace in order to meet his subjects. Despite his father's effort to remove the sick, aged and suffering from the public view, Siddhartha was said to have seen an old man. Disturbed by this, when told that all people would eventually grow old by his charioteer Channa, the prince went on further trips where he encountered, variously, a diseased man, a decaying corpse, and an ascetic. Deeply depressed by these sights, he sought to overcome old age, illness, and death by living the life of an ascetic. At the age of 29 he left his home in search of knowledge. He went to many places and met many people. He did meditation for many days and went without food. Thereafter Buddha, ‘learned’. He spread the light of Knowledge in Asia. Gautam Buddha is also called light of Asia .

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He went to China at the age of 12 upon invitation of then-emperor of China Kublai Khan to make stupas Araniko (real name Balabahu) was a Nepalese architect born in the 13th century AD in Kathmandu. For Buddhist temples. His most renowned architecture can still be seen today at the White Stupa of Miaoying Temple in Beijing. He carried out his work so well that the emperor's teacher Pags-pa requested he meet the emperor. Kublai...
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