Prajapati Gotami

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Prajapati Gotami (Skt. Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī; Tib. སྐྱེ་དགུའི་བདག་མོ་ཆེན་མོ་གཽ་ཏ་མའི་, Wyl. skye dgu'i bdag mo chen mo gau ta ma'i) was both the Buddha's maternal aunt and adoptive mother. She raised him after her sister, Queen Maya (Mahāmāyā), the Buddha's birth mother, died.

She was the first woman to request ordination from the Buddha and to join the Sangha.