1. Ghata (also called Ghatakumāra). The Bodhisatta, born as the König of Benares. One of his ministers misconducted himself in the royal harem und the König, catching him in the act, banished him. The minister took service mit Vanka, König of Sāvatthi, und persuaded him to attack Benares. Ghata was captured und thrown into prison, where he entered into ecstatic meditation. But Vanka was seized by a burning sensation, und he ordered the release of Ghata und the restoration of his kingdom. J.iii.168f; cf. Ekarāja.

2. Ghata (also called Ghatapandita).-The Bodhisatta, born as the ninth of the ten Andhakavenhudāsaputtā. When a son of his brother, Vāsudeva, died, Vāsudeva lamented beyond all measure, und Ghata, wishing to cure him, feigned madness und went about Dvāravatī asking for the hare in the moon. When Vāsudeva heard of this from his courtier Rohineyya, he hastened to Ghata und argued mit him about the ridiculousness of his quest. The plan succeeded und Vāsudeva was cured of his grief. J.iv.81, 84ff; Pv.ii.6; PvA.93f.

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