1. Upacālā.Sister of Sāriputta
(his other sisters being Cālā,
Sisūpacālā) and mother of
Upacāla. When Sāriputta left the world to join the
Order of monks, his three sisters followed his example and became nuns. It is
said that when Upacālā was taking her siesta in
Andhavana, Māra tried to arouse in her sensual desires, but she vanquished
him and became an arahant. Her conversation with Māra is recorded in the
Therīgāthā vv.189-95; ThigA.165f. The Samyutta (i.133f) mentions the temptation
of all three sisters by Māra and their conquest of him. But in this account,
Upacālā's verses are put into Cālā's mouth, Sisūpacālā's are ascribed to Upacālā
and Cālā's to Sisūpacālā.
2. Upacālā. The chief of the women disciples of
See also Upasālā. (J.i.41; Bu.xix.20).
3. Upacālā.Chief of the women supporters of
Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.28.