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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Suriyavaccasā:A Gandhabba maiden,daughter ofTimbaru.

When she went to dance before Sakka,Pañcasikha saw her and fell in love with her,but she favoured Mātali’s son Sikhandi.

Later she heard Pañcasikha sing love-songs in her honour,which also contained references to his deep attachment to the Buddha.This influenced her choice,and she became his wife (D.ii.258,268f).

Her personal name was Bhaddā.She was called Suriyavaccasā because of her bodily beauty (sarīrasampattiyā).DA.iii.704.

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