Religion: Buddhism, BUDDHA
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Siddhartha Gotama was born into a royal family in the Terai lowlands near the foothills of the Himalayas just inside the borders of modern-day Nepal around 6 BCE.
He was born the son of a Rajan (King, Chieftan) of the Sakya (Lion) clan of the Kshatriya, or warrior caste in Kapikvastri on the Indian-Nepalese border. Sakyamuni, means “the sage of the Sakyas”.
Accounts of his life were passed down by oral tradition and first written a few hundred years after his death. Therefore, they are a great number of legends that surround his birth and existence:
“Queen Maya (Sakyamuni‘s mother) was going to her father's home to prepare for the birth with the help of her mother. She stepped off her chariot in the Lumbini Gardens and held the branch of a flowering tree to rest. In that instant, Siddhartha emerged from her right side without any help. The infant walked seven steps each in four directions and lotus flowers sprouted from where his foot touched the earth. Seven days later Queen Maya died.”
It was predicted at Buddha birth that he would become either a world ruler or a world teacher.
Therefore his father, King Suddhodana, who wished Siddhartha to succeed him as ruler, tried his best to shelter him from all misery and anything that might influence him toward the spiritual path.
At the age of 16, he was married to his wife Yasodharã