An eminent Thera of Ceylon, a teacher of the Vinaya.
Third of the ten sons of Mutasīva, and therefore a brother
of Devānampiyatissa. Dpv. xi.6; xvii.75.
A thera of Ceylon during the pillage by Brahmans Tissa.
His sister was an arahant theri named Nāgā (q.v.). For their story see
An Elder of Kāraliyagiri in Ceylon. For eighteen years he
gave up teaching the Dhamma, but later he taught the Dhātukathā, and his memory
of the contents was perfect. Vsm.96.