A brahmin of Sāvatthi.

He visited the Buddha at Jetavana and the Buddha preached to him the Cūla Sāropama Sutta, at the end of which he declared himself the Buddha's follower (M.i.198ff).

Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.422) that the man's name was Koccha, and that he was called Pingala because he was tawny (pingaladhātuko).

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