Chief woman disciple of Dīpankara Buddha. Bu.ii.214; J. i.29.
One of the four wives of Magha. When Magha and his friends built their hall,
Nandā had a pond built in the grounds. As a result, she was reborn as the mate
of Sakka, and the Nandāpokkharanī came into existence on account of her merit.
Three daughters of the Bodhisatta in one of his births. For details see the
Daughter of Candakumāra, J. vi.134.
A nun, sister of Thullanandā. Her other
two sisters were Nandavatī and
Sundarinandā. Vin.iv.211, 259.
6. Nandā Therī
Declared by the Buddha (A.i.25) to be foremost among nuns in meditative power
(jhāyīnam). She was the daughter of Suddhodana
and Mahā Pajāpatī and was
therefore Sister of Nanda Thera.
She is evidently to be identified with
There were three therīs (SnA..i.241) of the name of Nandā who were ordained
- Nandā, sister of Nanda Thera (also evidently called Sundarī-nandā and
sometimes Rūpa-nandā and even Janapadakalyāni-nandā), (E.g. AA.i.198; and
- Abhirūpā-nandā (daughter of
Khema the Sākyan) and
(evidently sometimes also called Rūpā-nandā, E.g.,DhA.iii.113f.).
The legends about them seem to have been confused from very early times.
A nun (evidently distinct from No. 6) mentioned as having died at Nātika and
having been reborn spontaneously in the Suddhāvāsā, there to pass away, never to
return. D.ii.91; S. v.356f.
One of the chief women supporters of Kakusandha Buddha. Bu.xxiii.22.
Daughter of King Ananda of Hamsavatī and half sister of Padumuttara Buddha.
She was a previous birth of Sakulā (Pakulā) Therī (q.v.). ThigA.91, 92.
10. Nandā Therī
An arahant. Sister of King Kālāsoka. She was instrumental in winning the
king's support for the orthodox monks, when he was inclined to favour the
heretics. Mhv.iv.38ff.; probably the same as Dpv. xviii.10.
Wife of Nandasena.
One of the palaces occupied by Paduma Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.ix.17.
A palace occupied by Sujāta Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xiii.21.
Probably the name of a celestial female musician,of Indra. Vv.ii.10; iv.25;
but see PvA. (372), note on p.93 (1.23).
The collective name of the nine Nandas (see Nanda 20) who ruled after the ten
sons of Kālāsoka. Mhv.v.15.