Pindolabhāradvāja ［賓頭盧］ (, Pali; Binzuru): Also known as Pindola. A follower of Shakyamuni Buddha. Although he was the son of a minister to Udayana, the king of Kaushāmbī in India, he renounced the secular world to enter the Buddhist Order and attained the state of arhat. It is said that he excelled in supernatural powers, but that Shakyamuni Buddha rebuked him for using them when he should not and for terrifying others, though not intentionally, with those powers. Pindolabhāradvāja is counted among the sixteen arhats entrusted by Shakyamuni Buddha with his teaching and who vowed to protect it after his death. Pindolabhāradvāja is also written Pindola Bhāradvāja. See also sixteen arhats.