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Bherī

A female ascetic who was often invited to the palace of King Videha, where she heard of the wisdom of Mahosadha and wished to meet him. One day she met him on her way to the palace and questioned him by means of dumb signs, to which Mahosadha replied in the same way. Queen Nandā’s confidantes saw this, and reported to the king that Mahosadha and Bherī were conspiring to kill him. However, the king questioned each of the two separately, and, satisfied with their innocence, appointed Mahosadha commander-in-chief (J.vi.467 f).

Bherī is identified with Uppalavaṇṇā (J.vi.478).

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