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Māyā


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Also known as Mahāmāyā, the mother of the Buddha. When the Buddha was conceived she dreamt that a white elephant entered her womb, a very auspicious omen. She died seven days after giving birth and was reborn in the Tuṣita heaven. Her husband, Śuddhodana, then married her sister Mahāprajāpatī.

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