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Yasodhara
Yasodhara (Pali Yasodhara) was the wife of Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. She later became a bhikkhuni (a Buddhist nun) and is considered an arahata.

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Yasodhara (Sanskrit) [from yasas glory, splendor + dhara bearing from the verbal root dhri to bear, support] Bearer of glory. The wife of Prince Siddhartha who became Gautama Buddha, and the mother of his son Rahula. She was the daughter of a Koliyan chief and was wedded to her cousin in his 19th year. Subba Row states that the name stands for one of three mystical powers (cf utpala-varna).



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