1. Dhammadinnā.– One of the two chief women disciples of Piyadassī Buddha. Bu.xiv.21; J.i.39.
2. Dhammadinnā.– One of the chief supporters, among lay women, of Piyadassī Buddha. Bu.xiv.22.
3. Dhammadinnā.– An eminent Therī, ranked foremost among nuns who possessed the gift of teaching (A.i.25). She was the wife of Visākha of Rājagaha, and when he, having heard the Buddha teach, became a Non-
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha she was a servant, and one day saw the Buddha’s disciple, Sujāta, begging alms and gave him a curry (ThigA. p.15 says Sujāta had just risen from samādhi). Her master, seeing this, made her his daughter-
In the time of Phussa Buddha she obtained merit by giving to the Buddha’s half-
In the time of Kassapa Buddha she was born as Sudhammā, the sixth of the seven daughters of Kiki, king of Bārāṇasī; for twenty thousand years she lived in celibacy. (Her story is given in ThigA.15 ﬀ; Ap.ii.567 f; AA.i.196 f; MA.i.515 ﬀ; DhA.iv.229 ﬀ).
Dhammadinnā was the teacher of Sukhā (ThigA.58).