1. Varuṇa.– One of the chief lay disciple’s of Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.28.
2. Varuṇa.– Son of Revata Buddha and also his chief disciple. His mother was Sudassanā (Bu.vi.18, 21; J.i.35). Once, when he was ill, large numbers of people came to see him, and he taught them on the three characteristics, ordaining one hundred thousand persons by the “ehi bhikkhu” ordination. BuA.134.
3. Varuṇa.– The personal attendant of Anomadassī Buddha. J.i.36; Bu.viii.22; DhA.i.88, etc.
4. Varuṇa.– The personal attendant of Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.21; J.i.36.
6. Varuṇa.– A disciple of Piyadassī Buddha. ThagA.i.75, 273.
7. Varuṇa.– A brahmin, a former birth of Suppiya Thera. ThagA.i.93; Ap.ii.452.
8. Varuṇa.– A king of fifty-
9. Varuṇa.– One hundred and sixty world-
10. Varuṇa.– A king of forty world-
12. Varuṇa.– grain watcher (yavapālaka) who gave grass to Siddhattha Buddha for his seat. BuA.185.
13. Varuṇa.– A brahmin village, residence of the brahmin Vasabha. BuA.172.
14. Varuṇa.– A king of twenty-
16. Varuṇa.– An ascetic who, together with the hunter Sura, discovered intoxicating liquor. This came to be called Vāruṇī. See Kumbhakāra Jātaka, J.v.12 f.
17. Varuṇa.– A Nāga king. His wife was Vimalā and their daughter was Irandatī. For details see Vidhurapaṇḍita Jātaka. Varuṇa is identified with Sāriputta. J.vi.329.
18. Varuṇa.– A king of the devas, mentioned as the companion of Sakka, Pajāpati and Isāna. In battle against the Asurā, the devas of Tāvatiṃsa were asked to look upon the banner of Varuṇa to have dispel their fears. (S.i.219).
In the Āṭānāṭiya Sutta (D.iii.204) he is mentioned with Indra and others as a Yakkha chief.
Buddhaghosa says (SA.i.262) that Varuṇa is equal in age and glory (vaṇṇa) with Sakka and takes the third seat in the assembly of devas.