King of Videha; he ruled at
Mithilā. His chief queen bore him a daughter
Rujā, all his other 16,000 wives being barren.
His ministers were Vijaya, Sunāma and
He questions an ascetic, Guna, as to the various
moral duties, and following his advice, devotes himself solely to pleasure. Ruja,
however, is virtuous and tries to deliver him from his heretical beliefs, but it
is not till the Bodhisatta - who had been born as the Mahā Brahma Nārada -comes
down to earth in the guise of an ascetic, and frightens the king with
descriptions of the various hells, that Angati is convinced of the error of his
He was a former incarnation of Uruvela
Kassapa. J. vi.220-55.