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At which place did Lord Buddha gave his first sermon?
1. Kashi
2. Vaishali
3. Sarnath
4. Magadh

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Sarnath

The correct answer is Sarnath.

  • Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath.

  • Gautam Buddha:
    • His real name was Siddharth.
    • At the age of 29, he renounced home, this was his Mahabhiniskramana.
    • At the age of 35, under a peepal tree at Uruvella (Bodh Gaya) on the bank of river Niranjana, he attained Nirvana after 49 days of continuous meditation he got fully enlightened (Buddha or Tathagat).
    • He delivered his first sermon at Sarnath to his five disciples.
      • This is known as Dharmachaka Pravartana
    • He died in 483 BC at Kushinagar
      • This is known as Mahaparinirvana.

  • Vaishali was the capital of Vrijji mahajanapada.
  • Magadh was the capital of the Maurya Dynasty.

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