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Aṅgati

King of Videha; he ruled at Mithilā. His chief queen bore him a daughter Rujā, all his other 16,000 wives being barren.

His ministers were Vijaya, Sunāma, and Alāta.

He questions an ascetic, Guṇa, as to the various moral duties, and following his advice, devotes himself solely to pleasure. Ruja, however, is virtuous and tries to deliver him from his heretical beliefs, but it is not until the Bodhisatta — who had been born as the Mahā Brahma Nārada — comes down to earth in the guise of an ascetic, and frightens the king with descriptions of the various hells, that Aṅgati is convinced of the error of his ways.

In the Buddha’s lifetime he became Uruvela Kassapa. J.vi.220‑55.

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