Yashodharā ［耶輸陀羅・耶輸多羅］ (; Pali Yasodharā; Yashudara or Yashutara): The wife of Shakyamuni before he renounced secular life; mother of Rāhula. According to the Buddhist scriptures, she was a very beautiful woman, and Shuddhodana, Shakyamuni’s father, wished for her to be his son’s wife. Yashodharā’s father offered his daughter to the man who could prove himself most worthy through various feats of intellect and strength, and Shakyamuni easily surpassed all rivals, including his cousin Devadatta. After the birth of their son Rāhula, Shakyamuni renounced secular life and eventually attained enlightenment. Yashodharā converted to his teachings and became a Buddhist nun.