Just call him the anti-Buddha. He did everything he could think of in the way of dirty tricks and booby traps to kill Buddha, but he was always thwarted. Mercenaries got converted, rogue elephants paid homage. He even attempted to poison him via toenail. Nothing ever went according to plan.
As he made a last personal attack on Buddha armed to the teeth, he was booby-trapped himself and vanished into a fiery mouth hidden in the ground, which opened up and swallowed him.
Devadatta Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Evil
Area of expertise: Evil
Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 763
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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