Shakyamuni,'Sage of the Shakyas', founder of Buddhism, is often referred to simply as the Buddha or the Historical Buddha, although many Buddhists believe that more than one Buddha, or'enlightened one', has existed in this world. Born in Lumbini(in modern Nepal) in the sixth century BC as Prince Siddhartha Gautama of the Shakya clan, he rejected his royal lifestyle in order to pursue a true understanding of the nature of life.
He followed several spiritual leaders, some of shom practiced harsh austerities including starvation, but was unsatisfied by their teachings. After years of searching, he achieved spiritual enlightenment, nirvana, after meditating intensely under a papal tree. From then on, he became known as Shakyamuni or the Buddha. The item "20 inches Antique Master Quality Handmade Gold Plated Buddha, Nepal" is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".
The seller is "phurba_arts" and is located in kathmandu. This item can be shipped worldwide.