The Origins Of Buddhism

A major religion known as Buddhism also has its roots in India. Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama an Indian spritual leader.

The story of the Buddha begins on a fairy tale.He was born a prince named Siddhartha Guatama around 563 B.C.His father ruled a kingdom in what is now Nepal.A country north of India.According to legend, a fortunteller predicted two possible futures for the young prince.


Legends say that one day when Siddhartha was 29, he rode out of the palace without any guards. Only his chariot driver was with him. During that riding, Siddhartha came upon the first of "The four passing sights."