A bhikkhunī whose Therīgāthā verses tell of her awakening. Thig.15
The Therīgāthā contains seven verses uttered by her after becoming an arahant, the result of her determination not to leave the sitting posture till she had won emancipation. Thig.175–181
In the Theragāthā two verses Thag.1020–1021 are attributed to Ānanda, as having been spoken by him in admonition to a lay woman named Uttarā, who was filled with the idea of her own beauty.
In the Aṅguttara Nikāya, AN.i.26 she is described as the best of women disciples in jhāna. She is again mentioned AN.iv.347 in a list of eminent lay-women disciples, who observed the uposatha of the eight precepts.
A little yakkhinī, sister of Punabbasu. For her story see Uttaramātā.
Chief female lay disciple of Koṇāgamana Buddha. DN.ii.7