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Lord Buddha's real name was?


1. Vardhman
2. Siddharth
3. Mahavir
4. Priyadarshan

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Siddharth

The correct answer is Siddharth.

  • Lord Buddha's real name was Siddharth.


  • 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.


  • Mahavira was also known as Vardhman.
    • He was the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism.

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