A prostitute in Rājagaha who entered the Order of the bhikkhunis. Wishing to obtain the higher ordination from the Buddha, she set out for Sāvatthī, but was waylaid and stopped by libertines. So she sent a man to ask the Buddha’s advice and he permitted her to be ordained by a messenger. Thig.25–26 Vin.ii.277 Later she attained arahantship.