Sundarī ［孫陀利］ (, Pali; Sondari): A woman who slandered Shakyamuni Buddha. According to the Commitment of Previous Deeds Sutra, when Shakyamuni was at Jetavana Monastery in Shrāvastī, several Brahmans and their followers plotted to discredit him. They persuaded the courtesan Sundarī to frequent the place where Shakyamuni was staying and then spread rumors that she was having an affair with him. Later these Brahmans killed Sundarī and buried her under a tree in Jetavana Monastery in order to implicate the Buddha’s followers. The public at first blamed Shakyamuni, but soon perceived the Brahmans’ plot and banished them. This incident is counted as one of the nine great ordeals Shakyamuni underwent.