Queen consort of Udena.
She belonged to
a poor merchant's family in Telappanāli and had long and beautiful hair, the
envy of her friends. One day, Mahā Kaccāna and seven others visited the village,
and she sold her hair for eight kahāpanas, that she might provide the visitors
with a meal. It is said that she recovered her hair immediately on seeing Mahā
When the Elder reached Ujjenī that very day, by air, he related the
incident to King Udena and the king, having sent messengers to fetch Gopālamātā,
made her his chief consort. She gave birth to a son, whom she called
after her own father, and thenceforth she herself was called Gopālamātā.