Son of Upacālā and nephew of Sāriputta and Khadiravaniya-Revata. He was ordained by Revata. Thag.43 He is mentioned in the Aṅguttara Nikāya AN.v.133 in a list of very eminent disciples, together with Cāla, Kakkaṭa, Kaḷimbha, Nikata and Kaṭissaha. They lived in the Kūṭāgārasālā in Vesāli, but when the Licchavis went there to visit the Buddha, they moved to the Gosiṅgasālavana in search of quiet.