He was born in 1506 in the village of Kathu Nangal in Amritsar . His father's name was Sugha Randhawa and his mother was named Mai Gauran. His birth name was Bura . As a child, while grazing cattle outside his village, he met Guru Nanak. He asked Guru Nanak many questions regarding life and death, such that, at his young age, Guru Nanak blessed him with the name Buddha, as he spoke as if he were a wise elder.