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Bhaddasāla

1. Bhaddasāla.– One of the chief disciples of Nārada Buddha (J.i.37; Bu.x.23).

He was a brahmin of Thullakoṭṭhita and, together with his friend Vijitamitta, he went in search of the Lake of Immortality (Amatarahada). During their travels they met Nārada Buddha and entered the Order under him, later becoming Arahants. BuA.154.

2. Bhaddasāla.– A tree deity, see the Bhaddasāla Jātaka.

3. Bhaddasāla Thera v.1. Bhaddanāma.– An Arahant. He accompanied Mahinda to Sri Lanka (Mhv.xii.7; Dpv.xii. 12, 38; Sp.i. 62, 70). Sirimeghavaṇṇa made an image of him and placed it in a shrine near his palace. Cv.xxxvii.87.

4. Bhaddasāla.– A tree in the Rakkhitavanasanda in the Pārileyyaka forest where the Buddha stayed during his retirement. Ud.iv.5; Vin.i.352.

5. Bhaddasāla.– A general of King Nanda; he waged war against Candagutta. In that war took place eighty Corpse Dances, where headless corpses arose and danced in frenzy over the battlefield. Mil.292.

6. Bhaddasāla Thera.– A monk of Sri Lanka. Mahāsiva was greatly devoted to him, and built for him the Nagaraṅgana-vihāra to the east of Anurādhapura. Mhv.xxi.2.

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