1. Ucchu-vimāna, also called
Ucchudāyikā-vimāna. A girl, who belonged to a pious family in Rājagaha, used to
give to holy men half of anything she received. She was given in marriage to a
family of unbelievers. One day she saw Moggallāna going about for alms, and
having invited him to her house she gave him a piece of sugar cane which had
been set aside for her mother-in-law, whose approval of the gift she hoped to
win. But when the mother-in-law heard of what had happened in her absence, she
flew into a rage and struck the girl with a stool. The girl died immediately and
was born in Tāvatimsa.
Later she visited Moggallāna and
revealed her identity. Her palace came to be called Ucchudāyikā-vimāna. Vv.24f;
2. Ucchu-vimāna. The story is the same
as the above except that the mother in-law struck the girl with a clod of earth.