Kapilvastu was the ancient capital of the Shakya Clan, whose ruler ‘Shuddhodhan’ was the father of the Buddha,Therefore Lord Buddha is also referred to as Shakyamuni. The Shakya domain was one of the sixteen ‘Mahajanpads’ of the 6th Century B.C. Prince Gautam, as Lord Buddha was then known, left his palace in Kapilvastu at the age of 29 and revisited it 12 years later, after attaining the Enlightenment. Today, Kapilvastu comprises of the several villages, mainly Piprahwa, Ganvaria & Salagarh.

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