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Gautam Buddha's mother belonged to the ruling family of Deodah state, which is now in the _______ district of Uttar Pradesh.
1. Deoria
2. Gorakhpur
3. Basti
4. Gonda

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Deoria

The correct answer is Deoria.

  • Mahamaya was the birth mother of Gautama Buddha,
    • She was a princess of the Kollia republic.
    • She belonged to the ruling family of Deodah state, which is now in the Deoria​ district of Uttar Pradesh.
    • Deoria was part of Koshal Rajya in ancient history.
    • The entire area of the Kosala Kingdome was an ancient center of Aryan civilization.
    • The present district Deoria is situated in the eastern zone of Uttar Pradesh.
    • Deoria District came into existence on 16th March 1946 from Gorakhpur district.
    • District Deoria is surrounded by:
      • District Kushinagar in North.
      • District Gopalganj & Siwan(Bihar state) in East.
      • District Mau & district Ballia in the south.
      • District Gorakhpur in West.

  • Basti is a district in Uttar Pradesh state.
  • Gonda is a district in Uttar Pradesh state.
  • Gorakhpur is the birthplace of Firaq Gorakhpuri, the workplace of writer Munshi Premchand and mystic poet Kabirdas.  
  • Kapilvastu King Shuddodhan was the father of Gautama Buddha.
  • The Buddha attained Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya in Bihar.

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