Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A monk who lived soon after the death of Kassapa Buddha.
Having been guilty of various offences, he was charged by his colleague Dhammavādi; he persuaded certain Vinaya expert monks to give an ex-parte judgment in his favour (SnA.i.195‑7).
The two monks who were chiefly responsible for this judgment were later known as Hemavata and Sātāgira.