Nephew of Cakkhupāla. When Cullapāla, brother of Cakkhupāla, heard of the latter's blindness, he sent Pālita to fetch him, and, in order to protect him from danger on the way, had him ordained before he set forth. While returning with Cakkhupāla, Pālita heard the song of a woman collecting firewood, and, making some excuse, left Cakkhupāla and had intimacy with her. When Cakkhupāla heard what had happened, he refused to go any farther with him. ThagA.i.197f.
A rājakumāra of Sumangala city. He and his friend, Sabbadassī, son of the chaplain, visited the Buddha Piyadassī and entertained him for seven days, after which they entered the Order, becoming arahants in due time. Later, they became the chief disciples of Piyadassī Buddha. Bu.xiv.20; BuA.176; J.i.39.
The constant attendant of Mangala Buddha. Bu.iv.23; J.i.34.
A Nāga king in the time of Padumuttara Buddha, a previous birth of Rāhula.
SA.iii.26; MA.ii.722,1023; but see SNA.i.341, where he is called Sankha.
At AA.i.143 his name is given as Pathavindhara.