Father of Vijaya.
According to legend, his father was a lion and his mother a princess of Vaṅga (see Susīmā). His hands and feet were like a lion’s paws. He had a sister, Sīhasīvalī.
When he was sixteen he escaped with his mother and sister and arrived in the capital of Vaṅga. Later he killed his father for a reward and was offered the throne of Vaṅga.
He refused this and founded a city, Sīhapura, in his native country of Lāla, and there lived with Sīhasīvalī, whom he made his consort. They had thirty-