Sāgara ［沙竭羅竜王］ (; Shakara-ryūō, Shakatsura-ryūō, or Shagara-ryūō): One of the eight great dragon kings assembled at the ceremony of the Lotus Sutra. In the “Devadatta” (twelfth) chapter of the Lotus Sutra, the dragon king Sāgara is described as the father of a dragon girl who attained enlightenment at age eight. The Sanskrit word sāgara means the ocean. According to the Long Āgama Sutra, he lives in the dragon palace on the bed of the ocean, which, adorned with seven kinds of gems, measures eighty thousand yojanas in length and width. The Flower Garland Sutra describes Sāgara as the dragon who causes rain to fall throughout the world.