Father of Vijaya.
According to legend, his father was a lion and his mother a princess of Vanga (see Susīmā). His hands and feet were like a lion's paws. He had a sister, Sīhasīvalī.
When he was sixteen he escaped with his mother and sister and arrived in the capital of Vanga. Later he killed his father for a reward and was offered the throne of Vanga.
He refused this and founded a city, Sīhapura, in his native country of Lāla, and there lived with Sīhasīvalī, whom he made his consort. They had thirty two children, of whom Vijaya was the eldest and Sumitta the second. Dpv.ix.2-6; Mhv.vi.11f , 24-38; viii.2, 6.