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Nanduttara

1. Nanduttara.– A brahmin, a former incarnation of Soṇuttara. He lived in Koṭigāma, a league from Payāga, and offered hospitality to the Buddha and his monks. He saw the miracle performed by Bhaddaji in raising up the sunken palace of Mahāpanāda and showing the Dussa-thūpa, and expressed the wish to possess similar power to procure relics held by others. Mhv.xxxi.5 ff; cf. MT.560.

2. Nanduttara.– Son of Nārada Buddha in his last lay life. When the Buddha taught him, eight hundred million people realised the Truth. Bu.x.9, 20.

3. Nanduttarā Therī.– She belonged to a brahmin family of Kammāsadamma and entered the Order of the Nigaṇṭhā. She was a renowned speaker and travelled about India, challenging others to discussion. In the course of her wanderings she met Moggallāna, and was defeated in discussion by him. Acting on his advice, she became a Bhikkhuṇī, and, soon after, an Arahant. Thig.vs.87‑91; ThigA.87.

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