A brahmin teacher of a past age, given in a list of six teachers, who were purohitas. AN.iii.373 The others were Sunetta, Mūgapakkha, Kuddālaka, Hatthipāla and Jotipāla. In the Aṅguttara AN.iv.135f. a seventh name is added, Araka.
They practised harmlessness and, abstaining from flesh, got rid of their lusts. As a result, they were born in the Brahmaloka. They had many disciples.