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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sudarī:1.Sudarī-Nandā.Younger sister of Thullanandā; she had two other sisters,Nandā and Nandavatī.

Sālha Migāranattā seduced her,and she was proclaimed guilty of a Parājikā offence (Vin.iv.211f).

She was also blamed for her greediness as regards food.


2.Sundarī-Nandā. A Therī.She was the daughter ofSuddhodana andMahā Pajāpatī and sister ofNanda Thera.Seeing that most of her kinsmen had joined the Order,she too became a nun,not from faith,but from love of her kin.Being intoxicated with her own beauty,she did not go to see the Buddha lest he should rebuke her.The rest of her story is very similar to that ofAbhirūpa Nandā.The Buddha preached to her and she became a sotāpanna.He then gave her a topic of meditation,and she,developing insight,became an arahant.Later she was declared foremost among nuns in power of meditation,an eminence which she had resolved to obtain in the time of Padumuttara Buddha.

Thag.vs.82-6; ThigA.80f.; Ap.ii.572f; A.i.25; AA.i.198f.

She seems to have been called Rūpanandā (AA.i.198) too; there seems to have been some confusion in the legends of the different Therīs named Nandā.

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