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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
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MAHABODHI

Buddha was born as a prince in a small principality of the Sakya elan at Kapilavastu on the borders of Nepal. His name was Siddhartha and is was also calledGautama or Sakyasinha after the section of the Sakya clan to which he belonged. His father was Suddhodana and mother Mayadevi.It is said that, going out of the palace, he met a decrepit man worn with age, a very sick person and a funeral procession.

These three sights had already filled his mind with deep thought, when he saw the fourth sight and that was of a sublime ascetic who was the picture of peace and happiness. A son was born to him but Siddhartha's mind was too full now to be swayed by worldly pleasures and he left his home and changed his robes for those of an ascetic at the age of 29.In the quest of peace and truth, Siddhartha first came in touch with two Yogins, Arada Kalama and Udraka Ramputra.

But the severe asceticism, they prescribed did not bring him any peace or truth. Gautama left them and came, to Gava in the Magadha country (part of modern Bihar State) and practiced austerities near Brahma Yoni Hill in Gaya.

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