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Kapilavastu (Skt; Tib. སེར་སྐྱའི་གནས་, Wyl. ser skya’i gnas) — an ancient city, near the Himalayas, that was home to the Shakya clan and where Buddha Shakyamuni was born and lived until the age of twenty-nine when he renounced worldly life. Later, some years after his awakening, the Buddha returned to Kapilavastu, where his cousins Ananda and Devadatta, his half-brother Nanda, his barber Upali, and his son Rahula joined the monastic community.