1. Aggidatta.– Chaplain to the King of Kosala, first to Mahākosala, and then to his son Pasenadi. Later he renounced the world and, with a large band of followers, wandered about Aṅga, Magadha, and Kururaṭṭha, teaching a cult of nature-
2. Aggidatta.– A brahmin of Bārāṇasī and father of the Bodhisatta, when the latter was born as Somadatta. The old man lived by ploughing, and one of his oxen having died, he decided, on the advice of his son, to ask the king for an ox. Somadatta, with great patience, trained him in all the formalities to be gone through in an appearance at court, but at the crucial moment when Aggidatta was making his petition to the king, he used the word “take” where he meant to use “give.” Somadatta’s presence of mind saved the situation (DhA.iii.124‑5). In the Somadatta Jātaka the name Aggidatta does not appear. In the present age he was the Thera Lāludāyī. J.ii.164 f.
4. Aggidatta.– See Gahvaratīriya.