Q. “He was born in Kundagrama, member of the ruling family of a gana-sangha and his father was the chief of the Jnatrika clan” is related?

[A] Makkhali Gosala

[B] Buddhagosa

[C] Vardhamana Mahavira

[D] Purana Kassapa

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Vardhamana was born around 540 BCE in Kundagrama, a suburb of Vaishali.

  • He was a member of the ruling family of a gana-sangha and his father Siddhartha was the chief of the Jnatrika clan.
  • His mother Trishala was a Lichchavi princess and sister of its chief Chetaka.
  • Mahavira was closely connected to rulers of Magadha, Anga and Videha through his mother.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT