An Asura chieftain. All the hundred sons of Bali were named after him. DN.ii.259
He is probably identical with Verocana, lord of the Asuras’ who, according to the Saṃyutta Nikāya, SN.i.225f. went with Sakka to visit the Buddha during his siesta. They waited upon the Buddha, leaning against a doorpost, and each uttered two stanzas on the necessity of striving until one’s aim is accomplished.