Q. Kassapa, Sariputta, Moggallanna, Ananda and Upali were disciples of which of the following?

[A] Mahavira

[B] Buddha

[C] GoshalaMaskariputra

[D] Charvaka

Answer: B


  • The most important disciples of Buddha were Sariputta, Moggallanna, Ananda, Kassapa and Upali.
  • Kings like Prasenajit of Kosala and Bimbisara and Ajatasatru of Magadha accepted his doctrines and became his disciples.
  • Buddha in his lifetime spread his message far and wide in north India and visited places like Benares, Rajagriha, Sravasti, Vaisali, Nalanda and Pataligrama.
  • It should be noted that he did not involve himself in fruitless controversies regarding metaphysical questions like god, soul, karma, rebirth, etc., and concerned himself with the practical problems confronting man.

Source: Tamil Nadu Board