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Sirikāḷakaṇṇi Jātaka (No.192, 382)

1. Sirikāḷakaṇṇi Jātaka (No.192).– Another name for the Sirikāḷakaṇṇi-pañha (q.v.)

2. Sirikāḷakaṇṇi Jātaka (No.382).– The Bodhisatta was once a merchant of Bārāṇasī, and, because his household observed the rules of piety, he came to be called Suciparivāra (“pure household”). He kept an unused couch and bed for anyone who might come to his house and was purer than himself. One day Kālakaṇṇī, daughter of Virūpakka and Sirī, Dhataraṭṭha’s daughter, went to bathe in the Anotatta, and a quarrel arose as to which should bathe first. As neither the Four Regent Gods nor Sakka were willing to decide, they referred the two goddesses to Suciparivāra. Kālakaṇṇī first appeared before him in blue raiment and jewels, and, on being asked what were her qualities, she told him, and was asked to vanish from his sight. Then came Sirī, diffusing yellow radiance, and the Bodhisatta, discovering her identity and her virtues, welcomed her and offered her his unused couch. Thus was the dispute settled. The bed used by Sirī came to be called Sirisaya, hence the origin of Sirisayana.

Sirī is identified with Uppalavaṇṇā. J.iii. 257‑64.

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