One day, as she was meditating at the foot of a tree in Andhavana, Māra, wishing to interrupt her privacy, approached her, invisible in the air, and teased her, remarking on the “two finger” wsidom of women. Somā rebuked him, saying that the fact of being a woman was no obstacle to the comprehension of the Dhamma. SN.i.129 Thig.60–62


Sister of Sakulā and queen of Pasenadi. She was a devout follower of the Buddha. MN.ii.125 She is probably the eminent lay woman referred to at. AN.iv.347