Second of the five sons of King Pandu, the others being
Ajjuna, Bhimasena, Yudhitthila and Sahadeva. All of them became husbands of
J. v. 424, 426.
A Tamil chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv. lxxvi. 139.
One of the chief lay supporters of Atthadassi Buddha. Bu.
Son of Nakulapitā and Nakulamātā. There is nothing further
recorded of him. SA. ii. 181.
Nakula Jātaka (No. 165)
The Bodhisatta was once an ascetic in the Himalayas. Near
his walk lived a mongoose and a snake who were always quarrelling. He preached
to them the virtues of amity and dispelled their suspicions of each other.
The story was related to two of Pasenadi's officers, who
were always quarrelling. For details see the Uraga Jātaka (No. 154). The two
noblemen are identified with the two animals. J. ii. 52 ff.
1. Nakula Sutta
Records the incident of the grievous illness of
Nakulapitā, when his wife admonished him to be calm and collected, saying there
was no reason to be fretful. A. iii. 295.
2. Nakula Sutta
Nakulamātā visits the Buddha at Bhesakalāvana. The Buddha
tells her of eight qualities which will secure for a woman birth among the
Manāpakāyika-devas. A. iv. 268 f.; 265 f.