1. Upacálá.-Sister of Sáriputta (his other sisters being Cálá, Sisúpacálá) and mother of Upacála. When Sáriputta left the world to join the Order of monks, his three sisters followed his example and became nuns. It is said that when Upacálá was taking her siesta in Andhavana, Mára tried to arouse in her sensual desires, but she vanquished him and became an arahant. Her conversation with Mára is recorded in the Therígáthá vv.189-95; ThigA.165f. The Samyutta (i.133f) mentions the temptation of all three sisters by Mára and their conquest of him. But in this account, Upacálá's verses are put into Cálá's mouth, Sisúpacálá's are ascribed to Upacálá and Cálá's to Sisúpacálá.
2. Upacálá.-The chief of the women disciples of Phussa Buddha.
See also Upasálá. (J.i.41; Bu.xix.20).
3. Upacálá.-Chief of the women supporters of Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.28.