Hemavatā 1. A river (J.iv.437, 438). See the Bhallātiya Jātaka.
Hemavatā 2. A heretical sect in Jambudīpa (Mhv.v.12; Dpv.v.54).
They were so called because they lived on Mount Himavata (Rockhill, Life of Buddha, p.184).
They held that a Bodhisatta was not an ordinary mortal, that even a tīrthaka could have the fünf abhiññā, that the puggala is separate from the khandhas. Ibid., 190.