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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sirikālakanni Jātaka:1.Sirikālakanni Jātaka (No.192). Another name for the Sirikāla-kannipañha (q.v.).

2.Sirikālakanni Jātaka (No.382).The Bodhisatta was once a merchant of Benares,and,because his household observed the rules of piety,he came to be called Suciparivāra (”pure household”).He kept an unused couch and bed for anyone who might come to his house and was purer than himself.One day Kālakannī,daughter of Virūpakka and Sirī,Dhatarattha’s daughter,went to bathe in Anotatta,and a quarrel arose as to which should bathe first.As neither the Four Regent Gods nor Sakka were willing to decide,they referred the two goddesses to Suciparivāra.Kālakannī first appeared before him in blue raiment and jewels,and,on being asked what were her qualities,she told him,and was asked to vanish from his sight.Then came Sirī,diffusing yellow radiance,and the Bodhisatta,discovering her identity and her virtues,welcomed her and offered her his unused couch.Thus was the dispute settled.The bed used by Sirī came to be called Sirisaya,hence the origin of Sirisayana.

Sirī is identified with Uppalavannā.J.iii.257-64.

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