Indian scholar, born into a Brahman family in Mathura. He studied the under Vasubandu the Buddhist sutra, vinaya and commentaries. His speciality was monastic code of the Sarvastivadins. His Vinaya sutra is still used by the Tibetansfor the study of monastic code of discipline.
He is one of the "Two Supreme Ones" (mchog gnyis). who are part of the "Eight Ornaments (Adornments)" (rgyan drug).