At one time, Phaya Phommathat ruled Bharanasi, a poor couple whose wife had a religious faith in the Triple Gem. She thought she was poor because she did not do alms-giving, observing precepts, and listening to Dhamma in the previous life. Thus, she spoke to her husband that I will divide the stream rice into two parts. The first part is for you to eat and second part for me, I will give it as a gift. Her husband agreed with. Then she gave the rice to a monk. Seven days after that, she became the queen of Phaya Phommathat.