Tag: Maya Devi

Mayadevi was the birth mother of Gautama Buddha, the sage on whose teaching’s Buddhism was founded, and the sister of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, the first Buddhist nun ordained by the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the birth of Buddha, said to be seven days afterwards, and came to life again in a Buddhist heaven, a pattern that is said to be followed in the births of all Buddhas. Thus, Maya did not raise her son who was instead raised by his maternal aunt Mahapajapati Gotami. Maya would, however, on occasion descend from Heaven to give advice to her son

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