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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Nandā:1.NandāChief woman disciple of Dīpankara Buddha.Bu.ii.214; J.i.29.

2.NandāOne of the four wives of Magha.When Magha and his friends built their hall,Nandā had a pond built in the grounds.As a result,she was reborn as the mate of Sakka,and the Nandāpokkharanī came into existence on account of her merit.J.i.201ff.; DhA.i.269f.

3.NandāThree daughters of the Bodhisatta in one of his births.For details see theSuvannahamsa Jātaka.

4.NandāDaughter of Candakumāra,J.vi.134.

5.NandāA nun,sister of Thullanandā.Her other two sisters were Nandavatī andSundarinandā.Vin.iv.211,259.

6.Nandā TherīDeclared by the Buddha (A.i.25) to be foremost among nuns in meditative power (jhāyīnam).She was the daughter of Suddhodana and Mahā Pajāpatī and was therefore Sister of Nanda Thera.

She is evidently to be identified with Sundarī-nandā.

There were three therīs (SNA.i.241) of the name of Nandā who were ordained with Pajāpatī:

Nandā,sister of Nanda Thera (also evidently called Sundarī-nandā and sometimes Rūpa-nandā and even Janapadakalyāni-nandā),(E.g.AA.i.198; and ThigA.80), Abhirūpā-nandā (daughter of Khema the Sākyan) and Janapadakalyāni-nanda (evidently sometimes also called Rūpā-nandā,E.g.,DhA.iii.113f.).The legends about them seem to have been confused from very early times.

7.NandāA nun (evidently distinct from No.6) mentioned as having died at Nātika and having been reborn spontaneously in the Suddhāvāsā,there to pass away,never to return.D.ii.91; S.v.356f.

8.NandāOne of the chief women supporters of Kakusandha Buddha.Bu.xxiii.22.

9.NandāDaughter of King Ananda of Hamsavatī and half sister of Padumuttara Buddha.She was a previous birth of Sakulā (Pakulā) Therī (q.v.).ThigA.91,92.

10.Nandā TherīAn arahant.Sister of King Kālāsoka.She was instrumental in winning the king’s support for the orthodox monks,when he was inclined to favour the heretics.Mhv.iv.38ff.; probably the same as Dpv.xviii.10.

11.NandāWife of Nandasena.

12.NandāOne of the palaces occupied by Paduma Buddha in his last lay life.Bu.ix.17.

13.NandāA palace occupied by Sujāta Buddha in his last lay life.Bu.xiii.21.

14.NandāProbably the name of a celestial female musician,of Indra.Vv.ii.10; iv.25; but see PvA.(372),note on p.93 (1.23).

15.NandāThe collective name of the nine Nandas (see Nanda 20) who ruled after the ten sons of Kālāsoka.Mhv.v.15.
Pali-Dictionary Vipassana Research Institute
nandā:Name of a pleasure lake or pond in Indra's heaven
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nandā:နႏၵာ (ဣ)
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