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When, as the result of the conspiracy of Senaka and the other ministers of Vedeha, Mahosadha was compelled to flee from the Court and live as a potter outside the city gates, the guardian angel in the king's parasol, wishing to restore him to favour, appeared to the king and put several questions to him. The king consulted Senaka and his colleagues but they could find no solution. The deity appeared again and regaled the king with the following insults:
The angel threatened the king with death if her questions were not answered. In despair, the king sent for Mahosadha. The Jataka forms one episode of the Mahaummagga | Mahosadha Jaataka (J.546).