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Buddha attained Nirvana at ______.
1. Taxila
2. Bodh Gaya
3. Kushinagar
4. Kausambi

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Bodh Gaya

Nirvana- State of relief from misery due to enlightenment relating to the cause of misery.

Parinirvana- The state of release, after death, from samsara and the karmic cycle that binds one to samsara

Mahaparjnirvana- It is the attainment of the state of eternal bliss, having been released from misery and samsara.

The correct answer is Bodh Gaya.


  • Gautama Buddha is the founder of Buddhism.
  • Buddha attained Nirvana under a peepal tree at Bodh Gaya in Bihar.
    • Bodh Gaya is a religious site in Bihar.
    • The literal meaning of the term Nirvana is "blowing out".
    • According to Buddha, leading a balanced life would lead to a person attaining both Moksha and Nirvana.
    • He is known to have attained Nirvana at the age of 35.
    • The Buddha himself is said to have realized nirvana when he achieved enlightenment.

  • Kushinagar is a place in Uttar Pradesh where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.
    • It is marked as the death of the Buddha.
  • In Bodh Gaya Buddha attained Nirvana.

  • Siddhartha is the early name of Buddha.
  • He was the son of Suddhodhana and Mahamaya.
  • He belonged to a small gana known as the Sakya Gana and was a Kshatriya.
  • He left the comforts of his home in search of knowledge.
  • He learnt the technique of meditation from his first teacher Alara Kalama.
  • He preached in the Prakrit language, spoken by common people.
  • After attaining enlightenment he went to Sarnath, near Varanasi, where he taught for the first time
  • Buddha preached his first sermon at Sarnath.
  • He died in 483 BC under a Sal tree in Kushinagar.
  • Kaushambi is the place where Lord Buddha stayed and preached in the sixth and ninth year of his attaining enlightenment.


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