What Is Known about the Life of Sakyamuni?

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Well, Sakyamuni lived around the 6th century BC, equivalent to the Spring and Autumn Period in China, and was a contemporary of Confucius. He was the eldest son of the King of Kapilavatthu. His father was named Suddhodana; his mother, Mara. Queen Maya gave birth to Prince Siddhattha on the way to her parents’ home while taking a rest under a tree in Lumbini Grove, since, according to the custom prevailing in India at that time, women should go back to their parents’ home for child bearing. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)

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