Candakinnara Jātaka (No.485)
Once the Bodhisatta, born as a kinnara named Canda, lived with his mate Candā
in the Canda mountain in Himavā. One day, while they were disporting themselves
near a little stream, singing and dancing, the king of
Benares, who had gone hunting, saw Candā and
fell in love with her. So he shot Canda with an arrow, and when Candā lamented
aloud at the sight of her dead husband the king revealed himself and offered her
his love and his kingdom. Canda scorned the offer and protested to the gods that
they should have allowed harm to befall her husband. Sakka's throne was heated
by her such great loyalty and, coming in the guise of a brahmin, he restored to
Canda his life.
The king was Anuruddha and Candā was Rāhulamātā.
The story was related by the Buddha when he visited his father's palace at
Kapilavatthu and heard from Suddhodana how devotedly Rāhulamātā had continued to
love the Buddha. He said it was not the first time that she had shown her
undying affection. J. iv.282ff; DhA.i.97.