King of Kālinga.

At first he did not pay honour to the Tooth-relic of the Buddha which was in his capital, but later, having seen a miracle, he became a Buddhist and paid the relic all homage.

Later, he sent the relic to Ceylon, through his daughter Hemamālā and her husband Dantakumāra. The whole story is given in the Dāthāvamsa (chap.iv.ff).

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