Buddha’s Birthday 2016

buddha's birthday 2016

Buddha’s Birthday 2016 Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini (modern-day Nepal) around the year 563 BC and was raised in Kapilavastu.  There are a number of interesting legends that have grown up around the birth of the Buddha which are rich in symbolism.  The majority of these legends and symbolic stories emerged during the first several hundred years after the death (or Parinirvana) of the Buddha. Siddhartha’s father was King Suddhodhana who was the leader of the Shakya (some scholars spell it Sakya) clan and his mother was Queen Maya who was the King’s consort and cousin. Queen Maya’s … Continue reading