She is the birth mother of Buddha. Maya and her husband, King Suddhodana were without a child for 20 years until one day, Maya dreamed of a beautiful white elephant entering her right side. It would be a sign of greatness, as she became pregnant with Gautama Siddhartha Buddha. Her pregnancy lasted 10 lunar months. She died seven days after giving birth, but on occasion, would appear to give advice to her son. Her sister, Mahapajapati, would raise Buddha.