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Buddha (Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈbʊdːʱə]; meaning "Awakened one" or "Enlightened One" in Sanskrit and Pali, बुद्ध in Devanagari script) may refer to:


  • Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, clan name Gautama (Sanskrit; Pali: Gotama), personal name said to be Siddhārtha (Sanskrit; Pali: Siddhattha), epithet Śākyamuni (Sanskrit; Pali: Sakyamuni or Shakyamuni), commonly known as "The Buddha"
  • The Buddhist concept of Buddhahood
  • The Buddhist concept of Buddha-nature
  • Buddharupa, a statue or other representation of a Buddha

Other Buddhas

Other figures considered to be Buddhas by various Buddhist groups include:

For other possible figures referred to by the term Buddha see the list of Buddhas

Chinese Culture

See also

  • Budha, the planet Mercury in Hindu mythology

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