Historical Who is Who

ANANDA

c.500BCE
India
RELIGION

Assistant to the Buddha, after whose death he became the foremost interpreter of his teaching. Against majority opposition, he favoured women's membership of the sangha.

Life

http://buddhism.about.com/od/The-Disciples/a/The-Life-Of-Ananda.htm

http://what-buddha-said.net/library/DPPN/aa/aananda.htm

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