Son of Sīhahanu and
Kaccānā (daughter of
Devadahasakka) and brother of Suddhodana (Mhv.ii.20; SnA.i.357).
He was the
father of Mahānāma and
Anuruddha (DhA.iv.124). Elsewhere (DA.ii.492; AA.i.162)
Ananda is also called a son of Amitodana.
In Sanskrit sources (E.g., Rookhill,
p.13, and Bigandet i.13; see also Mtu.i.352) he is spoken of as Amrtodana and
the father of Devadatta. Mention is also made of another son of his, the Sakka
Pandu, who escaped the slaughter of the Sākiyans by Vidūdabha. Mhv.viii.18,19.