Gautama Siddhartha


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Gau·ta·ma

 (gô′tə-mə, gou′-), Siddhartha Known as "the Bud·dha" (bo͞o′də, bo͝od′ə) 563?-483? bc.
Indian mystic and founder of Buddhism. Born a prince, he began preaching at the age of 35 after developing the central tenets of Buddhism through intense meditation.
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Noun1.Gautama Siddhartha - founder of BuddhismGautama Siddhartha - founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
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The other major religion is Buddhism, founded in 525 BC by Gautama Siddhartha Buddha which is followed mostly in china, Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, etceteras.
Gautama Siddhartha is said to have attained nirvana after meditating on the bank of the Falgu River.
In India in 563 B.C., Prince Gautama Siddhartha (known as Shakyamuni) was born in the Himalayan foothills in what is now Nepal.

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