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Sunandā

1. Sunandā.– A leading female disciple (aggasāvikā) of Dīpaṅkara Buddha. J.i.29; Bu.ii.214.

2. Sunandā.– Mother of Dhammadassī Buddha. J.i.39; Bu.xvi.13.

3. Sunandā.– Former wife of Kassapa Buddha, in his last lay life (Bu.xxv.36). She gave him milk-rice before his Enlightenment. BuA.218

4. Sunandā.– One of the chief women supporters of Atthadassī Buddha. Bu.xv.21.

5. Sunandā.– One of the chief women supporters of Kakusandha Buddha. Bu.xiiii.22.

6. Sunandā.– Wife of Ekarājā (J.vi.134). See the Candakumāra Jātaka.

7. Sunandā.– A garland maker’s daughter of Rājagaha. She was a Stream-winner and daily visited the thūpa built by Ajātasattu in Rājagaha, offering to it flowers and garlands sent by her father. On fast days she would go of her own accord. When she died, she was reborn in Tāvatiṃsa in the retinue of Sakka, and when questioned by him, recounted her actions in the past. Sakka related the story to Vaṅgīsa, who, in his turn, told it to the convenors of the First Buddhist Council (saṅgītikāraka). Vv.iii.9; VvA.170 f.

8. Sunandā.– A celestial musician or a musical instrument. VvA.93, 96, 211, 372.

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