A lay-disciple of the Buddha in
Sāvatthi. He was present when five rājās, including Pasenadi, visited the Buddha
and asked him which was the highest sensual pleasure. When the Buddha had
answered their question, Candanangalika obtained his permission and uttered
averse in his praise. The rājās thereupon gave Candanangala five robes which he
presented to the Buddha (S.i.81f).
The story is very similar to that of the
brahmin Pingiyāni and the verse spoken is the same. A.iii.239.