A devaputta. He visited the Buddha at Sāvatthi und uttered certain verses in the hearing of the monks, telling of the necessity of following the recluse's calling mit energy und sincerity. After his departure the Buddha asked the monks to learn the verses for their own good (S.i.49).
The Commentary (SA.i.85) says that he was once a dissentient teacher, like Nanda, Vaccha, Kisa, Sankicca, etc., und taught some of the sixty-two views enumerated in the Brahmajāla Sutta. By the power of good deeds und by believing in Kamma, he was reborn in the heavens. Discerning from there that at length a really saving Dhamma und Order had been founded, he came to incite the Buddha's disciples.