Mahapajapati Gotami

600 BC - Today

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Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī (Pali; Sanskrit Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī) was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt (mother's sister) of the Buddha. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahapajapati Gotami has received more than 228,087 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Mahapajapati Gotami is the 712th most popular religious figure (up from 743rd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Nepal (down from 6th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Nepalese Religious Figure.

Mahapajapati Gotami is most famous for being the first woman to become ordained in Buddhism.

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Among religious figures, Mahapajapati Gotami ranks 712 out of 2,272Before her are Catherine of Vadstena, Antipope Boniface VII, Maudgalyayana, Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, Fatima al-Fihri, and Jethro. After her are Gregory Thaumaturgus, Thomas Wolsey, Theophilus of Antioch, Vilna Gaon, Onesimus, and Saint Marinus.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Mahapajapati Gotami ranks 29Before her are Cleomenes I, Yaśodharā, Theano, Datis, Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, and Hiero I of Syracuse. After her are Lars Porsena, Demaratus, Ibycus, Horatius Cocles, Neriglissar, and Aristagoras.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Mahapajapati Gotami ranks 7 out of 47Before her are Gautama Buddha (-566), Tenzing Norgay (1914), Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), Suman Pokhrel (1967), and Yaśodharā (-600). After her are Chandra Bahadur Dangi (1939), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Janaka (null), Anuruddha (-450), Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723), and Birendra of Nepal (1945).


Among religious figures born in Nepal, Mahapajapati Gotami ranks 3Before her are Maya (-600) and Rāhula (-534). After her are Anuruddha (-450) and Khagendra Thapa Magar (1992).