An upāsaka of ñātikā. After death he was born in the Suddhāvāsā, there to
pass away. S. v.358f.; D.ii.91f.
One of several eminent Theras mentioned as staying in the
Vesāli. When the
Buddha came there, Licchavis crowded out the
place with all their retinues, and Nikata and his colleagues, desiring solitude,
retired to the Gosingasālavana. A.v.133f.