King of Uttarapañcāla, in the country
of Kampilla. His chaplain was
Kevatta. For their story see the
Mahā Ummagga Jātaka.
Cūlani is identified with Sāriputta
(J.vi.478). He is also called Cūlaniya (J.vi.437, 477) and Cūlaneyya (J.vi.437).
The Petavatthu (Pv.ii.13; PvA.160ff )
contains a story of a queen of Cūlani-Brahmadatta called
Ubbarī, whom he discovered while wandering about
in his kingdom disguised as a tailor. Here the king is also referred to as
Cūlaniputta (vs.8.9), and the scholiast explains (PvA.164) that Cūlani was his
father's name; it is said (Pv.ii.13, vs.9, 10) that there were innumerable kings
of Pañcāla bearing that name.