Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhrtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in northeastern India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.
The word Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one". "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in a Yuga era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of the present age. Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the ramaa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
We bring you Buddha Sahitya (books on Gautam Buddha and Buddhism) in Marathi by the renowned Acharya Dharmananda Damodar Kosambi (October 9, 1876 June 24, 1947) who was a prominent Buddhist scholar and a Pli language expert.
Also included are Dhammapad, Buddha Vandana, Tripitaka, biography of Gautam Buddha by Sane Guruji and more.