"Brahmin's son from Magadha"

During Buddha's time, Maghada, was one of the four chief kingdom, and important socio-political center of India and comprised the sixteen Mahājanapadas (Sanskrit, "great countries"), or regions, in ancient India. The region coincided with that of modern day Bihar, south of the Ganges River. Rajagaha, the modern day Rajgir, was the capital of Magadha. The Buddha's chief disciples, Sāriputta and Moggallāna, came from Magadha.