The eldest of the five daughters of the third Okkāka, her mother being Hatthā.

She developed a skin disease, and her brothers, not wishing to be near her, took her into the forest and left her near a pond. There she met Rāma, king of Benares, who, afflicted with a similar disease, was living in exile in the forest. After hearing Piyā’s story, he married her, and they had thirty two children, who became the ancestors of the Koliyans.

SNA.i.352f., 355f.; DA.i.258; MT.131.

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