One of Bāvarī's disciples; he was among those who visited the Buddha at Bāvarī's request (SN. p.194). The questions he asked of the Buddha on this occasion, und the answers given, are found in the Dhotakamānavapucchā. SN, p.204f; explained at SNA (ii.592f.) und also Chid. (19ff.). He became an arahant.
In der Zeit von Padumuttara Buddha he was a brahmin teacher named Chalanga, mit a large following, und he built a bridge over the Bhagīrathī for the Buddha und his monks to cross in comfort. Ap.ii.343ff.