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Buddhism In India
Gautam Buddha was born in 563 BC in a Shakya family at Lumbini near Kapilavastu.
His father Suddhodhana was a elected ruler of Kapilvastuand mother Mahamaya was a princess.He was married to Yasodhara.
At the age of 29 Sidharata left his house for great renunciation.
He got Nirvana on the bank of river Niranjana under pipal tree near Bodhgaya.
He gave his first sermon at Sarnath to the five disciples.
He formed a disciplined body of monks called bhikus known as sangha for the expansion and spread of his ideas.
He died at the age of 80 in 483 BC at a place called Kushinagar in eastern UP.