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J.485 Candakinnara Jaataka Once the bodhisatva, born as a kinnara named Canda, lived with his mate Candaa in the Canda mountain of the Himavanta forest. One day, while the kinnaras were enjoying themselves near a little stream, the king of Benares, seeing Candaa fell in love with her. The king shot Canda with an arrow, and when Candaa lamented aloud for her dead husband, the king revealed himself and offered her his love and his kingdom. Candaa scorned the offer and protested to the gods they should have allowed harm to befall her husband. Sakka’s throne was heated by her great loyalty and coming in the guise of a brahmin, he restored Canda to life. The king was Anuruddha and Candaa was Rahulamata. The Jataka was related by the Buddha when he visited his father’s palace at Kapilavatthu and heard from Suddhodana how devotedly Rahulamata continued to love the Buddha. He said it was not the first time that she had shown such undying affection. 60/360 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iv.282ff. loyalty

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