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General Knowledge Questions and Answers : History about Gautama Buddha


1. When did Buddha live?
Ans : 560-480 BC


2. Buddha means?
Ans : awakened one/enlightened one


3. Where was Buddha born?
Ans : Lumbini/Kapilavastu (Nepal)


4. Where did Buddha die?
Ans : Kushinagar


5. Buddha belongs to which clan?
Ans : – Sakya/Shakya


6. What was the Buddha’s original name?
Ans : Siddhartha Gautama


7. Parents of Gautama Buddha ?
King Suddodhana & Queen Maha Maya


8. Buddha was married to ?
Ans : Yasodhara


9. Who was Buddha’s son?
Ans : Rahula


10. What was the name of Buddha’s horse?


11. Buddhacarita was written by?
Ans : Asvaghosa


12. What Mauryan ruler was the first to adopt Buddhism?
Ans : Ashoka


13. Who spread Buddhism in Korea?
Ans : Wonhyo Daisa


14. Buddha attained enlightenment under_____ ?
Ans : pipal tree in Bodh Gaya, India


15. The world’s largest monolithic statue Buddha is in?
Ans : Bamiyan


16. How old was Buddha when he attained enlightenment?
Ans : 35


17. Who asked Buddha to share his kingdom?
Ans : Bimbisara


18. Where did Buddha attain enlightenment?
Ans : Bodh Gaya


19. Where did Buddha have first disciples?
Ans : Sarnath


20. Who donated the Jetavana monastery to Buddha?
Ans : Anathapindada


21. How many years did Buddha preach?
Ans : 45


Five Great Events of Buddha’s

Life and their Symbols
1. Birth: Lotus and Bull
2. Great Renunciation: Horse
3. Nirvana: Bodhi tree
4. First Sermon: Dharmachakra or wheel
5. Parinirvana or Death: Stupa

Four Noble Truths

1. The world is full of sorrows.
2. Desire is root cause of sorrow.
3. If Desire is conquered, all sorrows can be removed.
4. following the eight-fold path.

Eight Fold Path
1. Right understanding
2. Right speech
3. Right livelihood
4. Right mindfulness
5. Right thought
6. Right action
7. Right effort
8. Right concentration

Three Ratnas


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