Gautam Buddha was the founder of the Buddhism religion. He was born in the ruling house of Kapilvastu, at Lumbini located at the foothills of Nepal in 566 B.C. His father's name was Suddodhana. He was aChief of the Shakya Republic. His mother, Mahamaya died, when he was only seven days old. Gautam Buddha was known by the name of Siddhartha in his childhood. One day when he went out he saw a diseased man, a dead man and a monk. After seeing them, he decided to leave all the materialistic things in the world and left home in search of truth.