The foremost laywoman in being first to go for refuge. DN.ii.135 AN.i.26


A lay woman of Ñātikā. The Buddha said that she had become a sotāpanna and had thus assured for herself the attainment of arahantship. DN.ii.92 SN.v.356f.


Youngest sister of Visākhā. She was the daughter of Dhanañjayasetthi and was given in marriage to Anāthapiṇḍika’s son. She was very haughty and obstinate. One day, when the Buddha visited Anāthapiṇḍika’s house, she was scolding the servants. The Buddha stopped what he was saying, and, asking what the noise was, sent for her and described to her the seven kinds of wives that were in the world. She listened to the sermon and altered her ways. AN.iv.91f.


She was the daughter of a seṭṭhi of Sāketa and was given in marriage to a husband of equal rank, with whom she lived happily. One day, while on her way home from a carnival, she saw the Buddha at Añjanavana and listened to his preaching. Even as she sat there her insight was completed, and she became an arahant. She went home, obtained her husband’s permission, and joined the Order. Thig.145–150