Kāliṅga, king of Dantapura, anxious to make a fight, sent his four daughters of surpassing beauty into every kingdom, offering them to any man who would fight him for them. Assaka, king of Potali, with the advice of his minister Nandisena, accepted the challenge. Kāliṅga thereupon came with his mighty army, and the Bodhisattva who was an ascetic declared, after consultation with Sakka, that victory would be his. However, Nandisena, undaunted, instructed Assaka as to how he should kill the tutelary deity of Kāliṅga when this deity, in the guise of a white bull, should appear on the battlefield. Nandisena led the attack of the soldiers, the white bull was killed and Kāliṅga defeated. He had to provide dowries for his daughters, and thenceforth the two kings lived as friends.
The story was related in reference to Sāriputta who is identified with Nandisena. Two Jains, a man and a woman, each versed in five hundred theses, met in Vesāli and the Licchavis arranged a marriage between them. They had one son, Saccaka, and four daughters, Saccā, Lolā, Avavādakā and Paṭācārā. After the death of their parents, the girls wandered from city to city for purposes of disputation. They came at last to Sāvatthi, where they set up at the city gate the branch of a rose-