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His wife was Vimalā and his son Kañcanavela (Kañcana). He left home in a chariot and practised austerities for six months. He was given milk rice by Vasabha's daughter and grass for his seat by the Ajīvaka Sujāta.
Piyadassī's chief disciples were Pālita and Sabbadassī among monks and Sujātā and Dhammadinnā among nuns, his constant attendant being Sobhita. Sannaka and Dhammika were his chief lay patrons among men, and Visākhi and Dhammadinnā among women. He lived for ninety thousand years and died at Assatthārāma, his thūpa being three leagues in height.
A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.69; Ap.i.106.
An arahant. He was present with sixty thousand others, from Jetārāma, at the foundation ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa (Dpv.xix.15; Mhv.xxix.32). He stood on the north east side at the ceremony, and at the close of it he preached to Dutthagāmanī. Ibid., 65; MT. 531.