India is today called the ‘spiritual teacher’ of the world. It is indeed a great fortune that Sanatan, Bouddh and Jain religions were born in this country. The ancient Indian texts were composed with the principles of these three religions. At present, there is a large number of Buddhists living in many countries of Asia who regard Buddha as their beloved. However, Buddhisim as a religion was spread outside from this country. Mahatma Gautam Buddha was the founder of this religion who took birth in Lumbini, presently in Nepal, sometime between 623 and 563 BC. Astrologers and wise men foretold his father king Suddhodana about Siddhartha’s (Buddha’s childhood name) future transformation into ascetic and sainthood despite the child being born amidst great luxury of a royal family. Kapilavastu was the name of the Shakya dynasty king Suddhodana’s kingdom.
When he came to know about child Siddhartha’s asceticism and existence as a famous spiritual man, he flooded Siddhartha’s life with so much of happiness and luxury that the child could not get a slightest inkling of what misery was all about and the thought of asceticism thus never could penetrate his mind. However, it wasn’t what the supreme law of divine would have allowed. The king even tried further and got Siddhartha married with Yashodhara. But after seeing the four distinct phases of life, prince Siddhartha became estranged and one night left on his most favoured horse Chandak in search of truth leaving his parents, the entire kingship, his wife and child. Siddhartha had to face extreme difficulties after leaving his kingdom. His journey to truth was bed of thorns but he continued ahead without being perturbed by it. Finally, while meditating under a sacred fig tree in Gaya, Siddhartha got to know the truth he was seeking and transformed into Gautama Buddha. The tree in Gaya later became famous as ‘Bodhibriksh’ i.e. ‘Enlightenment tree’. After that, while living in a forest called Sarnath, he preached four Aryan truths and also taught ‘ashtanga marg’. Sometime between 483 BC and 543 BC in a place called Kushinagar, Mahatma Gautama Buddha took mahaparinirvana from earth at the age of 80. Gautam Buddha teachings and education were disseminated by his followers inside as well as outside India.
Mahatma Gautama Buddha is believed to be born on Ashad full moon. It is also a legend that his mother Mahamaya i.e. Mahadevi, had a divine dream one night that angels, along with a white elephant, came to her and entered her womb. 10 months after this, Gautama Buddha was born and after seven days of his birth, his mother died.
Now, let us discuss his horoscope. Mahatma Gautama Buddha was born on April 14, 623 BC, in the adnate of Cancer and Pisces nawansh. At the time of his birth, the moon was in the fourth house. The combination of panchami, ashtham and navamesh was taking the form of Mangal, Saturn and Guru. In the same house, dwadashi Sun was also located. At the same time, chatuthesh and ekadashesh Venus were also located. In the last planet, Mercury was located in the eleventh and Rahu in the twelfth house. Mainly, pancham—panchmesh, asht—ashthmesh, navam—navamesh and dasham-dashmesh are taken into account when renunciation and spiritual juncture is considered in a horoscope. Along with that, in order to achieve the absolute goal, one’s relationship with Guru and Ketu is also considered along with the dwadash—dwadshesh. All the best conjectures of time are found to be created in the horoscope of Mahatma Gautama Buddha. This is the reason that by renouncing the prevailing opinion and deserting all the earthly pleasures, Buddha searched for truth and thus, showed the world a superior path following which uncountable number of people attained and understood the element of eternal supreme father and left violence to start sympathising with the life forms. This is not at all any less than a unique incidence as a prince, who had never seen misery in his own life, leaves all the happiness behind and embraces the arduous journey to truth after witnessing an old man, patient, a dead body and a sage.