Family Of Gautama Buddha
The Buddha was born into a family of the kshatriya varna in what is Nepal in 562 BCE. His father was King Suddhodana, Leader of the Shakya clan in what was the growing state of Kosala, and his mother was Queen Maya. He was raised by his mother's younger sister Maha Pajapati after his mother's death seven days after childbirth.
Later his first cousin, by his father, Ananda joined the Buddha as his attendant.
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