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Ghaṭa Jātaka (No.355, 454)

1. Ghaṭa Jātaka (No.355).– The story of Ghaṭakumāra (q.v.) It was related in reference to a minister of the Kosala king. He had been the king’s favourite, but then, influenced by slanderers, the king cast him into prison, where he entered the First Path. When he was released he visited the Buddha, who told him the Jātaka story.

Ānanda is identified with King Vaṅka of the Jātaka. J.iii.168 ff

2. Ghaṭapaṇḍita Jātaka (No.454).– The story of the Andhakaveṇhudāsaputtā (q.v.) and of the manner in which Ghaṭapaṇḍita (q.v.) assuaged the grief of his brother, Vāsudeva. The introductory story resembles that of the Maṭṭhakuṇḍali Jātaka.

Rohiṇeyya is identified with Ānanda and Vāsudeva with Sāriputta (J.iv.79 ff).

This Jātaka perhaps influenced the story of Ummāda-Cittā found in the Mahāvaṃsa (ix.13); for its connection with the Harivaṃsa, see ZDMG.53, 25 ff.

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