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Mayadevi

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Mayadevi (S): The mother of Siddhartha Gautama who became the Buddha, and the wife of King Suddhohana.

Eldest daughter of the Sakyan King Suprabuddha, she dreamed of a white elephant as she conceived, gave birth while holding on to the branch of a plaksa tree in the garden of Lumbini.

She died seven days after giving birth to Gautama.

The prince was raised by Mayadevi's sister, Prajapati who was among the first women to be accepted into the order. Buddha's cousin Ananda was the son of the youngest of Suprabuddha's daughters.



see also: Queen Maya

Source

http://www.turtlehill.org/glos/m.html