Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A brahmin teacher of Sāvatthi. He visited the Buddha at the Pubbārāma, and the Buddha taught him the Gaṇaka-Moggallāna Sutta, after which, it is said, he became the Buddha’s follower (M.iii.1 ﬀ). His name and his teaching seem to indicate that he was a mathematician.