THE BUDDHA Also known as Sakyamuni or Tathagata. Born in 536 BC. On the vaishakha poornima day at Lumbini ( near Kapilavastu) in Nepal. His father Suddhodhana was the Saka ruler. His mother (Mahamaya, of Kosala dynasty) died after 7 days of his birth. Brought up by the stepmother Gautami. Married at 16 to Yashodhara. […]

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