1. Anulā.– Daughter of Muṭasiva, King of Sri Lanka, and wife of Mahānāga, who was brother and sub-
After her ordination Anulā became an Arahant ⁵ and was the first woman Arahant in Sri Lanka.
2. Anulā.– Widow of Khallāṭanāga, King of Sri Lanka, and later wife of Vaṭṭagāmani (Mhv.xxxiii.35, 36). When Vaṭṭagāmani had to flee from his enemies, she was the only one of his wives whom he took with him, because she was with child (Mhv.xxxiii.45). Later, when they were hiding in Malaya, under the protection of Tanasiva, Anulā quarrelled with the wife of Tanasiva and, as a result, Vaṭṭagāmani killed him. (Mhv.xxxiii.62 ﬀ).
3. Anulā.– Wife of Coranāga and Queen of Sri Lanka for four months (in A.D. 12‑16). She was a lewd woman and killed her husband that she might marry Mahācūḷa’s son, Tissa. She soon got tired of him and poisoned him. Then, in succession, she had as husbands Siva, a palace guard; Vaṭuka, a Tamil carpenter; Tissa, a wood-
In the end she was killed by Kuṭakaṇṇatissa (Mhv.xxxiv.16‑34; Dpv.xix.50 ﬀ).
4. Anulā.– The chief female disciple of Kassapa Buddha. Bu.xxv.40; J.i.43.
5. Anulā.– Daughter of Cūḷaseṭṭhi of Bārāṇasī. She lived with her husband in Andhakavinda, and after her father’s death she fed brahmins in his name, but this pious act was of no benefit to him (PvA.105 ﬀ).
6. Anulā.– One of the chief female supporters of Maṅgala Buddha (Bu.iv.25).