The eighteenth of the twenty-four Buddhas. He was born in the Sirimāuyyāna in Kāsi, his father being the warrior (khattiya) Jayasena and his mother Sirimā. AA. (i. 144) says that his father was Mahinda and that he had three stepbrothers. One of them was Uruvela-Kassapa (i. 165) in this birth.
- He lived for six thousand years in three palaces: Garuḷa, Haṃsa and Suvaṇṇabhara.
- His wife was Kisāgotamī and his son Ānanda (or Anūpama).
- His body was fifty-eight cubits high.
- He left the world riding an elephant, and practised austerities for six months.
- A millionaire’s daughter, Sirivaddhā, gave him milk-rice, while an ascetic, named Sirivaddha, gave him grass for his seat, under an āmanda (or āmalaka) tree.
- His chief disciples were Sukhita (or Surakkhita) and Dhammasena among men and Cālā (or Sālā) and Upacālā (Upasālā) among women.
- His personal attendant was Sambhiya. Dhanañjaya and Visākha among men, and Padumā and Nāgā among women, were his chief lay patrons.
- The Bodhisatta was a khattiya named Vijitāvī of Arimanda.
- The Buddha lived for ninety thousand years and died at the Sonārāma (Setārāma) in Kusinārā.
- His relies were scattered (Bu.xix.1 ﬀ; BuA.192 f; PvA.19 f). Ambapālī was his sister. Ap.ii. 613.