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Cālā

1. Cālā Therī.– Daughter of Rūpasārī and, therefore, younger sister of Sāriputta.

She had two sisters, Upacālā and Sisūpacālā, and all three left the world and joined the Order on hearing of Sāriputta’s renunciation.

In due course they attained Arahantship (ThigA.162 ff; DhA.ii.188). It is said (Thig.182‑8; cp. S.i.132) that one day, when Cālā was taking her siesta in the Andhavana, Māra visited her, asking her various questions and trying to tempt her.

Her son was Cāla.

2. Cālā.– Chief of the lay women supporters of Sumana Buddha.¹ Bu.v.28.

¹ Sumaṅgala Buddha seems to be an error, as no such Buddha is found in the Buddhavaṃsa (ed.)

3. Cālā.– One of the two chief women disciples of Phussa Buddha. Bu.xix.20; J.i.41.

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