Bilawhar wa Būdāsaf
(5,287 words)

Bilawhar wa Būdāsaf, also known as Balauhar and Būdhāsaf, a religious and moral story about the life of Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion and tradition, and how he attained to the truth of religion by following the teachings of Bilawhar, an ascetic sage, who had travelled from Sarāndīb (Ceylon/Sri Lanka) to the city of Shūlābaṭ (Kapilavastu in India) in order to guide him in this path. Th…

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Mojtaba’i, Fathollah and Brown, Keven, “Bilawhar wa Būdāsaf”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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