Definitions for "SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA"
the Indian prince who founded buddhism; considered by Hindus as the ninth avatar of Vishnu.
Historical founder of Buddhism, born about 563 BCE.
The historical Buddha was one of many buddhas who have become or will be enlightened beings and break the wheel of birth, death, and rebirth. The name means "Sage of the Shakyas," the people into which Prince Siddhartha was born in Nepal in the 6th century B.C. He became known as Gautama when he became a monk.