Mahamaya Girls Hostel
( महामाया छात्रावास )

Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida

About Mahamaya

Mahamaya, the mother of Siddhartha Gautama who later became known as Gautama Buddha, holds a special place in Buddhist tradition as a figure associated with the miraculous and divine events surrounding the birth of the enlightened one. Her story is integral to the early life of the Buddha and is often told to highlight the auspicious circumstances surrounding his birth.

Mahamaya, also known as Queen Maya, was the wife of King Suddhodana, the ruler of the Sakya kingdom in ancient India. According to Buddhist texts, she was of noble birth and possessed exceptional qualities. The story of her conceiving Siddhartha is recounted in both Buddhist scriptures and various Jataka tales.

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