Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Father of Suddhodana, and therefore grandfather of the Buddha. His father was Jayasena. Sīhahanu had five sons and two daughters:
His wife was Kaccānā (Mhv.ii.15 f; Dpv.iii.44 f). Asita was his chief priest (purohita).
Until the time of Sīhahanu, great friendship existed between the Sākyā and the Koliyā (SNA.i.356).