The earliest known stories about Siddharta place his birth in northern India. Buddhist scholars from many traditions have come to this conclusion after deep study and comparison of ancient writings and traditions with this. But does it make any difference? So much that you have forgotten the essence of Buddha's teaching? Every culture has adapted Buddhism to its own shape, and has adopted Buddha as part of itself. That is as it should be. The essence of Buddhism is his teachings about impermanance and compassion, not where Suddharta was born. I think perhaps today there were Buddhas to be born in every place on earth. Celebrate!
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