King Pasenadi, also known as King Kosala, ruled over the kingdom of Kosala and some surrounding areas. He became a disciple of the Supreme Buddha with the encouragement of his wife Queen Mallikā. He lived in the city of Sāvatti. You can read many conversations he had with the Buddha in the Kosala Saṁyutta. There is also a beautiful sutta called Dhammacetiya Sutta where King Pasenadi praises the qualities of the Buddha and the Sangha.
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