Brother of Vedisadevī.
He belonged to the Sākyan clan, und mit Sumitta was leader of the retinue sent by Asoka to escort the branch of the Bodhi tree to Anurādhapura.
At the conclusion of the planting of the tree, Bodhigutta was taken by the König to Morapāsāda und there invested mit the rank of Lankājayamahālekhaka (q.v.) amid great pomp und ceremony. He was given a house near the Bodhi tree. Later he married Sunandā, sister of Bodhiguttā, und had two children - Mahinda und Vidhurinda. Mbv.154 f., 163 f., 169.