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J.382 Jaataka The bodhisatva was once a merchant of Benares, and because his household observed the rules of piety, he came to be called ėSuciparivaaraķ (pure household). He kept an unused couch and bed for anyone who might come to his house who was purer than himself. One day Kaalaka.n.nii, daughter of Viruupakka and Sirii, daughter of Dhatarauuha, went to bathe in Anotatta and a quarrel arose as to which should bathe first. As none of the Four Regent Gods (catumaharajika) nor Sakka were willing to decide, they referred the two goddesses to Suciparivaara. Kaalaka.n.nii appeared before him first in blue raiment and jewels, and on being asked her qualities, she told him and was asked to vanish from sight. Then came Sirii diffusing yellow radiance, and the bodhisatva discovering her identity and her virtues, welcomed her and offered her his unused couch. Thus the dispute was settled. Sirii is identified with Uppalava.n.naa. 59/070 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.257ff. hospitality

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