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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
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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
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But he found no solace. Ultimately he left Gaya, and went to the neighboring village of Uruvila (modern Uraila) and for several years, along with his five disciples, followed a life of meditation and severe austerity. But lie did not succeed in getting any spiritual salvation and decided to take food. He accepted the offerings of payas (rice cooked in milk) by Sujata, the daughter of a village chief. His five disciples left him in disgust and went away to Rishipatan (modern Sarnath).

After gaining some physical strength, Gautama, as lie was called by them, sat down under a Bodhi (peepal) tree, facing the east, deeply concentrated on meditation, The story is that a grass-cutter, Sottiya, gave him a bundle, of grass on which he sat, determined not to move till he got salvation.

We have the commonly accepted legend that Mara, the god of evil spirits, tried to entice hini away by offerings of worldly pleasures, but Gautama, was not moved. After some, time Gautama obtained the supreme enlightenment (Samma Sambodhi) and became the Buddha.

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