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Kapilavastu (Kapilavatthu) is the name of the place where Gautama Buddha grew up, and where his family home was located. It was located in the ancient Shakya kingdom, which is today part of Nepal. The exact location of Kapilavastu is not known; it is assumed to be about 10 kilometers to the west of Lumbini, where Buddha was born.[1]

Buddha spent the first 29 years of his life in the area of Kapilavastu.[2][3]

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  1. "Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha". UNESCO. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  2. "Kapilavastu". Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  3. Chris Hellier (March 2001). "Competing Claims on Buddha's Hometown". Archaeology. Retrieved 21 March 2011.