Son of sage Gautama. Since he was not a beautiful person, he was avoided and, above all, found no wife. So he retired to the mountains and met an ancient ascetic in a cave who told him her story: ‚I am the daughter of Prince Ritadhvaja and the apsara Sushyama. The prince left Sushyama and she left me here saying that the first man to enter the cave would be my husband. ‚
They married and lived happily in the cave.
Vriddhagautama became a handsome man through the prayers of the ancients, she herself took a bath in the Gautami Ganga and became young and pretty.