An eminent lay disciple of Avanti. Once when Mahā Kaccāna was staying in the Kuraragharapapāta, Hāliddakāni visited him and consulted him at length on the subjects treated in Māgandiyapañha SN.iii.9f. and again on those of the Sakkapañha. SN.iii.13f.
On another occasion SN.iv.115f. he questioned the Elder regarding the diversity of sensations.