1. Varuna. One of the chief lay disciple's of Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.28.

2. Varuna. Son of Revata Buddha und also his chief disciple. His Mutter was Sudassanā (Bu.vi.18, 21; J.i.35). Once, when he was ill, large numbers of people came to see him, und he preached to them on the three signata, ordaining one hundert tausend persons by the "ehi bhikkhu" ordination. BuA.134.

3. Varuna. The personal attendant of Anomadassī Buddha. J.i.36; Bu.viii.22; DhA.i.88, etc.

4. Varuna. The personal attendant of Paduma Buddha. Bu.ix.21; J.i.36.

5. Varuna. Sixteen kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, all previous births of Malitavambha (Kumudadāyaka) Thera. ThagA.i.211; Ap.i.180.

6. Varuna. A disciple of Piyadassī Buddha. ThagA.i.75, 273.

7. Varuna. A brahmin, a former birth of Suppiya Thera. ThagA.i.93; Ap.ii.452.

8. Varuna. A König of fifty one kappas ago, a previous birth of Sayanadāyaka Thera. Ap.i.99.

9. Varuna. One hundert und sixty kappas ago there were two kings of this name, previous births of Sucintita Thera. Ap.i.115.

10. Varuna. A König of forty kappas ago, a previous birth of Ekasaññaka Thera. Ap.i.121.

11. Varuna. A König In der Zeit von Atthadassī Buddha, a previous birth of Sīvalī (Ekāsaniya) Thera. Ap.i.149 calls him devarājā; ThagA.i.139 calls him ekarājā.

12. Varuna. A yavapāla who gave grass to Siddhattha Buddha for his seat. BuA.185.

13. Varuna. A brahmin village, residence of the brahmin Vasabha. BuA.172.

14. Varuna. A König of zwanzig fünf kappas ago, a former birth of Pilindavaccha Thera. ThagA.i.52; Ap.i.59.

15. Varuna. A Nāga König In der Zeit von Anomadassī Buddha, a previous birth of Mahā Moggallāna. He played music to the Buddha und entertained him in his abode. Ap.i.31.

16. Varuna. An ascetic who, together mit the hunter Sura, discovered intoxicating liquor. This came to be called Vārunī. See Kumbhakāra Jātaka, J.v.12f.

17. Varuna. A Nāga König. His wife was Vimalā und their Tochter was Irandatī. For details see Vidhurapandita Jātaka. Varuna is identified mit Sāriputta. J.vi.329.

18. Varuna. A König of the devas, erwähnt as the companion of Sakka, Pajāpati und Isāna. In battle against the Asuras, the devas of Tāvatimsa were asked to look upon the banner of Varuna in order to have all their fears dispelled (S.i.219).

In the Tevijja Sutta (D.i.244; cf. J.v.28; vi.20; also Mil. 22) Varuna is erwähnt mit Indra, Soma, Isāna, Pajāpati, Yama und Mahiddhi, as the gods invoked by brahmins.

In the ātānātiya Sutta (D.iii.204) he is erwähnt mit Indra und others as a Yakkha chief.

Buddhaghosa says (SA.i.262) that Varuna is equal in age und glory (vanna) mit Sakka und takes the third seat in the assembly of devas.

See also Varunā und Vārunī.

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