Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at?

Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers: First sermon of Lord Buddha

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Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.1.Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at?
A. Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh
B. Nalanda in Bihar
C. Bodhgaya in Bihar

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on indian history of Buddhism and Jainism.

1.Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at
A. Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh
B. Nalanda in Bihar
C. Bodhgaya in Bihar
D. None of these

Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh

Note: After achieving enlightenment, Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at the Deer park in Sarnath in Uttarpradesh.

🔑Key Points

✔Buddha gave the First Sermon at Sarnath in 11th century in a deer forest at Sarnath, north of Bodhgaya, where he had experienced enlightenment some weeks prior.

✔His real name was Siddharth.

Gautama Buddha, known by his other names Siddhattha Gotama or Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha Shakyamuni.

✔He is regarded as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism.

✔Gautama was born in Lumbini  (c. 563 BCE), now in modern-day Nepal, and raised in Kapilavastu.

✔His father was king ,Suddhodana, leader of the Shakya clan in what was the growing state of Kosala, and his mother was queen Maya.

✔He was raised by his mother's younger sister, Mahapajapati Gotami, after his mother died just seven days after childbirth.

✔His wife was Yashodhara and son is Rahula. Both Yashodhara and Rāhula later became disciples of Buddha.

✔He left his home at the age of 29, this was his Mahabhiniskramana.

✔At the age of 35, He obtained his enlightenment(nirvana) in Bodh Gaya(Uruvella) under a peepal tree near the bank of river Niranjana after 49 days of continuous meditation.

✔He gave his first sermon in Sarnath to his five disciples.This is known as Dharmachakra Pravartana.

✔The Pali text reports that after the first sermon, the ascetic Kondanna (Kaundinya) became the first arahant (liberated being) and the first Buddhist bhikkhu or monastic.

✔He died in 483 BC at Kushinagar. This is known as Mahaparinirvana.



                                                                                                                    

*This Question is a part of previous year paper gk questions on .

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