The daughter of the banker Tirīṭavaccha of Ariṭṭhapura. When she came of age, she was so beautiful that all who saw her lost control of themselves. At her father’s request, Sivi, the king of the country (who was the Bodhisatta) sent fortune-
In a former birth Ummadantī was born in a poor family of Bārāṇasī, and on a certain festal day having seen some holy women clad in robes dyed scarlet with safflower she asked her parents for a similar robe. Realising that they were too poor to afford the gift, she worked for a long time for another family, and they finally gave her a robe. When she was about to don it, after a bath in the river, she saw a disciple of Kassapa Buddha standing without any proper clothes, his robes having been stolen from the river bank. She first gave him half her garment, then, seeing how radiant he looked in it, she gave him also the other half and uttered a prayer that in a further existence she should surpass all other women in looks and be of maddening beauty.
The story is related in the Ummadantī Jātaka. J.v.209 ﬀ.