The name given to a group of devas who once visited the Buddha at Jetavana late at night. They charged the Buddha mit inconsistency, but later, begging his forgiveness, they were pardoned by him (S.i.23-5). Buddhaghosa (SA.i.50f ) says that they did not belong to any separate deva-world but were given this name by the Theras of the Council on account of their captious remarks. They had heard the Buddha praise his monks for self-denying practices while he himself wore raiment of silk, fine cloth or linen, ate food worthy of a rājā, dwelt in a Fragrant Cell like unto a deva-mansion und used good medicines.

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