1. Sukkā Therī.– She belonged to a householder’s family of Rājagaha, and, very impressed by the Buddha’s majesty when he visited Rājagaha, she became a lay believer. Later she heard Dhammadinnā teach, and entered the Order under her, attaining Arahantship not long after.
In her last life she was a great teacher, at the head of five hundred nuns. One particular discourse to the nuns is specially mentioned, and a tree sprite, living at the end of the nun’s walking-
Thig.vss.54‑6; ThigA.57 f ; Ap.ii.605 f; the incident of the tree sprite’s praise is twice mentioned in the Saṃyuttanikāya as well. There the sprite is called a yakkha (S.i.212); in the second account (ibid., 213) it says that the yakkha’s praise was owing to a meal given to Sukkā by a lay follower of Rājagaha.
2. Sukkā.– A class of devā who were present, in the company of the Veghanasā, at the teaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta. D.ii.261.