1. Uggasena.– King of Bārāṇasī. The Nāga king, Campeyya, was brought before him by a brahmin snake-
The story is told in the Campeyya Jātaka (q.v.) In the present age Uggasena became Sāriputta. J.v.468.
2. Uggasena.– Son of a banker of Rājagaha. He fell in love with a very skilful acrobat, married her and followed her about with her troupe. When he discovered that she despised him for his lack of skill as an acrobat, he learnt the art and became a clever tumbler. The Buddha knew that Uggasena was ready for conversion and entering Rājagaha while Uggasena was displaying his skill before a large crowd of people, withdrew their attention from his skilful feats. Seeing Uggasena’s disappointment, the Buddha sent Mahā-
In the time of Kassapa Buddha they were husband and wife. On their way to the shrine of the Buddha where they worked as labourers, they saw an elder and gave him part of the food they had with them and expressed the desire that they should, one day, like him, realise the Truth. The elder, looking into the future, saw that their wish would be fulfilled and smiled. The wife, seeing him smile, said to her husband that the elder must be an actor, and the husband agreed. Because of this remark they became actors in this life, but through their pious gift they attained Arahantship. DhA.iv.59‑65; also ibid., 159.
3. Uggasena.– King, husband of Queen Dinnā (q.v.)