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Buddha the Enlightened

  • Original Name Siddhartha Gautama
  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
  • Memorial ID 19487

Founder of Buddhism. He was born circa 563 B.C. in Nepal to Suddhodana, king of the Sakhyas, and Queen Maha Maya. He died circa 483 B.C. "After Buddha died his body was cremated and the ashes were put into a urn and divided among various kings from India and Sri-Lanka. Each of the kings put the ashes in giant pagodas that were built in memory of Lord Buddha. some of these Pagodas are taller than the great pyramids of Egypt some reaching over four stories. Some of Lord Buddha's remains can be seen in a highly guarded gold shrine in the New Delhi Museum in New Deli India."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19487
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Buddha the Enlightened (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19487, citing New Delhi Museum, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India ; Maintained by Find A Grave .