Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Son of Upacālā and nephew of Sāriputta and Khadiravaniya-Revata. He was ordained by Revata (Thag.v, 43; ThagA.i.110). He is mentioned in the Aṅguttaranikāya (v.133) in a list of very eminent disciples, together with Cāla, Kakkaṭa, Kalimbha, Nikaṭa, and Kaṭissaha. They lived in the Kūṭāgārasālā in Vesāli, but when the Licchavī went there to visit the Buddha, they moved to the Gosiṅgasālavanadāya in search of quiet.