1. Uposatha.– King, son of Varakalyāṇa and an ancestor of the Sākyan clan. His son was Mandhātu (Dpv.iii.4). He was one of the kings at the beginning of the world-
2. Uposatha.– The name of the Elephant-
Uposatha is also the name of a clan of elephants, the ninth in a series of ten tribes, of ascending importance (DA.ii.573; UdA.403). It is said that a Cakkavatti’s elephant belongs either to the Chaddanta clan or to the Uposatha. If a Chaddanta elephant comes to a Cakkavatti, it is the youngest of the clan that comes, if an Uposatha elephant, then it will be the foremost (DA.ii.624; J.iv.232, 234; KhA.172). When the Cakkavatti dies, the elephant goes back to his fellows (DA.ii.635). The strength of an Uposatha elephant is equal to that of one thousand million men (BuA.37).
In the Milindapañha (p.282), the king of the Uposatha elephants is described as being gentle and handsome, eight cubits in height and nine in girth and length, chewing signs of rut in three places on his body, all white, sevenfold-
3. Uposatha.– Known as Uposatha-
Uposatha is identified with Sāriputta. J.iv.133 ﬀ.