Father of Suddhodana, and therefore grandfather of the Buddha. His father was Jayasena.

Sīhahanu had five sons and two daughters:

  1. Suddhodana
  2. Dhotodana
  3. Sakkodana
  4. Sukkodana 
  5. Amitodana
  6. Amitā
  7. Pamitā

His wife was Kaccānā (Mhv.ii.15f.; Dpv.iii.44f).

Till the time of Sīhahanu, great friendship existed between the Sākiyans and the Koliyans (SNA.i.356).

Asita was his purohita.

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