Chinchā ［旃遮・旃遮女］ (, Pali; Sensha or Sensha-nyo): Also known as Chinchāmānavikā (mānavikā means girl or daughter). A woman who defamed Shakyamuni. The Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom tells the story of Chinchā who tied a tub to her belly under her robe and publicly declared that she was pregnant by Shakyamuni. Five hundred Brahmans joined her in condemning him. Shakyamuni remained calm and tranquil, however, and did not change his expression. This served to expose her lie. According to the Sutra of Verses, the god Shakra, assuming the form of a rat, crept under her robe and gnawed through the string that held the tub in place. It dropped to the ground, revealing her fraud. Then the earth split open and Chinchā fell into hell alive. The slander of Chinchā is counted as one of the nine great ordeals that Shakyamuni underwent.