Dammira ［檀弥羅］ (n.d.): Also known as Dammiri or Mirakutsu. A king of Kashmir in ancient India. In A History of the Buddha’s Successors, he appears under the name Mirakutsu. He had no reverence for Buddhism and destroyed Buddhist temples and stupas in his kingdom, killing many monks including Āryasimha, the last of Shakyamuni’s twenty-three or twenty-four successors. It is written that, when the king beheaded Āryasimha, milk, rather than blood, flowed from the wound. According to The Record of the Lineage of the Buddha and the Patriarchs, the king’s arm fell, still holding the sword, to the ground, and seven days later, he died. The names Dammira, Dammiri, and Mirakutsu are Japanese reading of the Chinese names, which derive from the Sanskrit. The original Sanskrit names are unknown.