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About Devadaha


The Maternal Hometown of Queen Mayadevi, Lord Sakyamuni Buddha’s Mother. Devadaha, the ancient capital of the Koliya Kingdom, located 57km east of Lumbini, is identified as the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi, Prajapati Gautami and Princess Yasodhara, the mother, stepmother and consort of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha respectively. It is believed that Prince Siddhartha had spent few years of his childhood with his stepmother/aunt Prajapati Gautami in Devadaha.