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Weissagung des Sehers Asita Museum Rietberg RVI 11.jpg
The prophecy of the seer Asita, slate relief from Gandhara, 3rd/4th century AD (Rietberg Museum, Zurich; Inv. No. RVI 11)

Asita or Kaladevala was a hermit ascetic of ancient India in the 6th century BCE. He is best known for having predicted that prince Siddhartha of Kapilavastu would either become a great chakravartin or become a supreme religious leader; Siddhartha was later known as Gautama Buddha.[1]


  1. Narada (1 January 2006). The Buddha and His Teachings. Jaico Publishing House. p. 3-4. ISBN 978-81-7992-617-8. 

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