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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Sukkā：1．Sukkā Therī．She belonged to a householder’s family of Rājagaha，and，very impressed by the Buddha’s majesty when he visited Rājagaha，she became a lay believer．Later she heard Dhammadinnā preach，and entered the Order under her，attaining arahantship not long after．
In the time of Vipassī Buddha she had been a nun，and，after a sojourn in Tusita，a nun again in the time of Sikhī，Vessabhū，Kakusandha，Konāgamana and Kassapa Buddhas．
In her last life she was a great preacher，at the head of five hundred nuns．One particular sermon to the nuns is specially mentioned，and a tree sprite，living at the end of the nun’s cankamana，went about Rājagaha，singing Sukkā’s praises．People，hearing the sprite，flocked to hear Sukkā．
Thig．vss．54-6； ThigA．57f ； Ap．ii．605f．； the incident of the tree sprite’s praise is twice mentioned in the Samyutta as well．There the sprite is called a Yakkha （S．i．212）； in the second account （ibid．，213） it says that the Yakkha’s praise was owing to a meal given to Sukkā by a lay follower of Rājagaha．
2．Sukkā．A class of Devas who were present，in the company of the Veghanasā，at the preaching of the Mahāsamaya Sutta．D．ii．261．