She was the daughter of King Koñca of Mantāvatī. Her Therīgāthā verses, of which she has the greatest number of any of the nuns, speak of the emptiness of the home life and the advantages of going forth. She determined to obtain her parent’s permission even going so far as to lie down on the floor and refuse to move. She refuses the offer of marriage to King Anikaratta of Vāraṇavatī, speaking of the loathsomeness of the body and the bliss of Nibbana. She cut off her hair by herself, and then attained the first jhāna. When her parents entered her room with Anikadatta, she converted them all, and obtained permission to join the Order. Shortly afterwards she attained arahantship. Thig.448–522