The Birth Of Buddha Story
The Birth of Buddha date is believed to be towards the end of the seventh century B.C.
It is said that towards the end of the seventh century B.C., in the city of Kapilavastu in a region of ancient Shakya kingdom in Central Indian Subcontinent at the foot of the mountains of Nepal located close to Lumbini - now a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, near the modern Indian border. This is the place where Queen Maya Devi or Mayadevi, a wife of King Subbhodana, is said to have given birth to Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama, founder of the Buddhist tradition or faith.
King Suddhodana (his Sanskrit name) of the Gautamides tribe, was the father of Prince Siddhartha Gautama and was the leader of the Shakya people, who lived in southern Nepal, ruling over this area of the country.
Queen Maya Devi, was the daughter of the King Suprabuddha, her beauty was so that the name of Maya or 'the Vision', had been given to her, on top of this her talents were many but particularly here intelligence and piety. Unfortunately Queen Mayadevi died seven days after she gave birth to the Royal Prince.
Such was the noble family from which the Liberator (Buddha) was to arise.
When he was born, a Brahmin seer made predictions about the prince's future. The seer examined the baby with his clairvoyance and told King Suddhodana, "There are signs that the boy could become either a chakravatin king, a ruler of the entire world, or a fully enlightened Buddha".
Prince Siddhartha belonged to the Kshatriya or warrior caste - Kashtriya meaning warrior is one of the four social orders in Hinduism, traditionally constituting the military and ruling order of the Vedic-Hindu social system outlined by the Vedas and the Laws of Manu. Kshatriyas used to hold the top rank in the ancient Indian society: Rama, Krishna, Siddhartha Gautama, all of the Tirthankaras of Jainism from Parsvanatha to Mahavira were Kshatriyas, and eventually embraced a religious life, he was called, in honour of his illustrious origin Sakyamuni or Shakyamuni, "sage of the Shakyas" and also Siddhartha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama or Sramana Gautama depending where he was in the country. His father gave him the name of Siddhartha or Sarvathasiddha, and he retained this name as long as he lived as a Royal Prince.
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