It began in India, as an offshoot of Hinduism.
It is originated from India for Humans, Gods and Brahmas.It has no relationship with Hinduism. Lord Buddha was born as a prince (warrior blood) and at the age of 29 he wanted to realise the truth about this world. He attained Enlightenment at the age of 35 after doing serious meditation. He preached 84000 noble information which are divided to 3 main books called tripitaka.And these preachings has no relationship to Hinduism or any other religion.It is 100% based on 4 noble truths.You may find more Buddhist articles at www.bodusara.org