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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