Kapilavastu

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Kapilavastu

(kä'pĭləvä`sto͞o), ancient town, S Nepal. According to legend, the Buddha, whose father ruled the state of Kapilavastu, was born nearby and passed his early years there.
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In a rendition of the Buddha's biography Hansen studied, Gautama Buddha's life begins with the founding kings of Kapilavatthu, is then traced to Vessantara and through Vessantara's children, 'through their offspring and 82,000 successive generations to the great-grandparents of King Sudhodan and Maya, the parents of Gotama Buddha, both of whom are understood to be the direct descendants of Jali and Kanhajina'.
At one time the Blessed One was dwelling among the Sakyans at Kapilavatthu, in the Nigrodha Park, observing the rainy season together with a great community of monks.
As the Buddha said when he returned for the first time to Kapilavatthu after his enlightenment, and saw his elder kinsmen standing in the back while putting the young ones forward, "My haughty Sakkyan relatives; they got old for nothing."
His father, Suddhodana, was king of Kapilavatthu and his mother was Queen Maya.
At one time the Buddha was dwelling among the Sakyans at Kapilavatthu, in the Nigrodha Park, observing the rainy season retreat together with a great company of monks.