1. Deva.Aggasāvaka of Sujāta Buddha. He
was a chaplain's son, and the Buddha's first sermon was addressed to him and his
friend Sudassana (J.i.38; BuA.168, 170). He is also called Sudeva (Bu.xiii.25).
2. Deva. A devaputta, son of Virūpakkha
and brother of Kālakanni (J.iii.261).
3. Deva. A monk, resident in Kappukagāma
(v.l. Kambugāma). Vohārikatissa heard him preach and restored for him five
buildings (Mhv.Xxxvi.29; Dpv. xxii.41).
This may be the Thera whom Sanghatissa
heard preaching the Andhakavinda Sutta. The king, being very pleased with him,
set up an offering of gruel to the monks of the Mahāvihāra (Dpv.xxii 50).
4. Deva. A thera of Ceylon at whose
request Upasena wrote the Mahā Niddesa Commentary (MNidA.i.1).
5. Deva.See also Maliya(Malaya-)-deva
6. Deva. A Thera of Ceylon, who,
according to the Gandhavamsa (Gv. p.63), wrote the Sumanakūtavannanā. This work
is, however, generally ascribed to Vedeha (P.L.C.223f; Svd.1263).
7. Deva.Senāpati of Kittisirimegha. He
was stationed at Badalatthalī, and accompanied Ratnāvalī when he took the young
Parakkamabāhu to Kittisirimegha. Cv.xxvii.82.
8. Deva. Lankādhināyaka. A general of
Gajabāhu II. Cv.lxx.104, 324.
9. Deva. A general of Parakkamabāhu I.
He took part in the campaigns against Gajabāhu, and later was sent to his rescue
in Pulatthipura. Deva was imprisoned there, and Parakkamabāhu sent housebreakers
to release him, after which he was despatched with an army to Gangātatāka, where
he defeated Mānābharana. At Hedillakhandagāma he defeated Mahinda. The last we
hear of him is that he fell into his enemy's power at a village called Surulla.
Parakkamabāhu went to rescue him, but had to abandon the effort. It is possible
that he was ransomed and became Lankāpura. (See below.) Cv.lxx.123, 153-7, 245,
285, 300, 316; lxxii.45, 75, 82, 122, 137f.
10. Deva. A general of Parakkamabāhu I.,
called Lankāpura, probably identical with 9. He fought against Sūkarabhātu, and
later took part in the Sinhalese expedition to South India and fought in fierce
battles at Tirippāluru and Rājinā, capturing the latter place. Cv.lxxv.130;
lxxvi.250, 310, 324, 326.
11. Deva. A minister of Āyasmanta. He
was sent to erect a vihāra at Valligāma. Cv.lxxx.38.
12. Deva. A setthi of Vedisagiri. His
daughter Devī was married to Asoka, who met her while staying at her father's
house on his way to Ujjeni. MT.324; Sp.i.70.
13. Deva. A minister of Devagāma. He
once gave food to a starving dog. He was reborn in the same village, and later
entered the Order at Pupphavāsa Vihāra. During the Brāhmanatiya famine a tree
deity looked after him for twelve years. Once men looking for food wished to
kill him, but he was saved by his luck. He became an arahant, and the deity
looked after him for twelve years more. Ras.ii.13f.