1. Cālā Therī.Daughter of
Surūpasārī and, therefore, younger sister of
She had two sisters,
Upacālā and Sisūpacālā, and all three left the world and joined the Order on
hearing of Sāriputta's renunciation.
In due course they attained arahantship
(ThigA.162ff; DhA.ii.188). It is said (Thig.182-8; cp. S. i.132) that one day,
when Cālā was taking her siesta in the Andhavana,
Māra visited her, asking her
various questions and trying to tempt her.
Her son was Cāla.
2. Cālā. Chief of the lay women
supporters of Sumangala Buddha. Bu.v.28.
3. Cālā.One of the two chief
women disciples of Phussa Buddha. Bu.xix.20; J. i.41.