|Prince's presumed path to Magadha/"India"|
(Such foothills are nowhere near the site British and other historians have said was the capital Kapilavastu or the birthplace garden park Lumbini; they are the foothills of the part of the Himalayan range known as the Hindu Kush in and around modern Bamiyan and Mes Aynak, Afghanistan. See ranajitpal.com).
When he at last reached the goal of glimpsing nirvana (authentic moksha) and awakening to truth, he set rolling the Dharma in the suburb of the ancient holy Indian city of Varanasi (Benares). More
- Shakyamuni the Saka from Scythia, the modern Stans
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|Scythian coin from the Buddha's ancestral land: Obv: king on horseback goad in hand, bow behind, Buddhist Triratna symbol. Rev: standing king being crowned by goddess Tyche devi.|