The Buddha was born into a noble family in Lumbini in 563 BCE as per historical events and 624 BCE according to Buddhist tradition.
He was called Siddhartha Gautama in his childhood. His father was king Śuddhodana, leader of the Shakya
clan in what was the growing state of Kosala, and his mother was queen Maya.
According to Buddhist legends, the baby exhibited the marks of a great man. A prophecy indicated that, if the .