Daughter of the king of Benares and
sister of the Bodhisatta, Mahākadeana.
With her brothers she renounced the
world and lived in a hermitage after her parents' death.
Her story is told in the Bhisa Jātaka
She was a previous birth of Uppalavannā
Daughter of the king of Devaputta
On the day of her birth jewels fell from
the sky and her body was so bright that no lamps were needed when she was by.
She entered the Order when she grew up and became an arahant.
In her past birth, when she was
listening to a sermon at the end of celebrations held at Devaputta in honour of
the Bowl Relic, a Nāga king fell in love with her. When she refused his
attentions, the Nāga wrapt her body with his coils, but she continued to listen
unmoved. By power of her virtue the Nāga was subdued, and he paid her great
honour by means of an Udakapūjā. Ras.i.34f.