Son of Dhammāsoka and his chief queen, so called because of his coarse hair.
Once he crossed the Candabhāgā in flood, killing with his hands 120 crocodiles that attacked him.
Asoka, was frightened and had him put in chains, but later made him viceroy.
He had given alms to a monk in the time of Kassapa Buddha. Ras.i.32f.