A Prince Dies (The Great Demise of Buddha)

Dharmananda Kosambi in his book “Bhagawan Buddha” has written that the Sakyas and Buddha belonged to Aditya clan who were of solar origin. Sakyas belonged to the Aditya clan. As quoted in Suttanipata, Buddha himself has said the following: “Adichcha nama gottena Sakiya nama jatiya Tamhakula pabbajitomhi na kame abhipatthayam” Suttanipata Translated into English it …

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Magadha and Kalinga

Goutam went from Kapilavastu to Devadaha (Gobindapur) and then to Keshaputta(Keshapur) and Dharmasila (Dharmasala). Then he went through the present Jajpur Road and crossed Anandapur, Keonjhargarh, Champua, Chainbasa, Kharasuan and reached Rajagriha in Magadha. While he was wandering aimlessly he had met Bimbisara, the Emperor of Magadha in Rajagriha. When Bimbisara, the Emperor saw him …

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Parents of Goutama Buddha: Suddhodan and Maya Devi

Suddhodan, the father of Buddhadeva was earlier known as the King of the Lumbini region of which Kapilavastu was the capital. The Sakya dynasty was actually never a great dynasty and Suddhodana was the son of a small estate owner or a Zamindar as described by Dharmananda Kosambi in his book “Bhagaban Buddha” at P.131. …

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Landmarks in Life of Goutam Buddha and Kalinga

Goutam later known as the Buddha was born to father Suddhodana and mother Mahamaya (Maya Devi) in Kapilavastu, which was the capital of Lumbini estate in the then Kalinga empire in the year 569 BC. Now Kapilavastu is known as Kapileswar, which has become a part of Bhubaneswar old town. In the year 550 BC, …

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Akshyarasila: Where the stone speaks!

Akshyarasila village under Balanda village panchayat is about five km from Bahadaposhi junction in Barkot block of Deogarh district. There is a legendary or historical opinion on the naming of this literal village. According to historical records, as the village was on the banks of the Brahmani river, Buddhist monks used to travel from Nalanda …

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Role of Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo in the Odia Language Movement

The history of Odia language movement for saving it from the onslaught carried-out by Bengali Babu’s and it’s promotion and the creation of separate Odisha Province on linguistic basis is a romance in the history of Odisha. Odisha was dismembered after the British occupation in 1803 A.D. into three separate tracts known as Odisha division …

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Mariners of Ancient Odisha used monsoon for their seafaring much before the world know about monsoon

Mariners of ancient Odisha were aware of monsoon winds and used them for timing their seafaring much before the discovery of the season and its behaviour by Greek navigator Hippalus between 45-47 AD. Since more than 2000 years ago, traders of Odisha used to set sail to the Southeast Asian countries during the northeast monsoon …

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