He belonged to a brahmin family and studied under Bāvarī as an ascetic. He was one of the sixteen pupils sent by Bāvarī to the Buddha. Snp.1116–1119 The Buddha declared him foremost among wearers of rough clothing. AN.i.25 In his Theragāthā verses the Buddha asks how he fares in the cold. Thag.207–208

The Saṃyutta Nikāya contains a stanza spoken by Mogharāja and the Buddha’s answer thereto. SN.i.23