Vaidehī ［韋提希］ (; Pali Vedehī; Idaike): The consort of Bimbisāra, king of Magadha in ancient India, and the mother of Ajātashatru. She is said to have been the sister of King Prasenajit of Kosala. When Ajātashatru killed his father Bimbisāra to usurp the throne, he also attempted to kill his mother, Vaidehī. His ministers admonished him against this evil act, and she escaped death. According to the Buddha Infinite Life Sutra, one of the principal texts of the Pure Land (Jōdo) school, Ajātashatru imprisoned his father, King Bimbisāra, and attempted to starve him to death. Vaidehī secretly covered her body with a mixture of honey and flour, and went regularly to visit the king in prison, enabling him to nourish himself and survive. When Ajātashatru discovered this, he was enraged and attempted to kill his mother, but was restrained by his ministers Jīvaka and Chandraprabha. Instead, Ajātashatru had her confined to the palace. She faced Eagle Peak where Shakyamuni Buddha was preaching and prayed to him. Out of pity for her, the Buddha interrupted his preaching and appeared in her chamber with Ānanda and Maudgalyāyana. At her request, he instructed her how to reach the Pure Land of Amida Buddha, or the Buddha Infinite Life.