Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Bilālidāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was an ascetic in the Himavā and offered the Buddha some tubers (biḷālī). Fifty-four world-cycles ago he was a king called Sumekhali (Ap.i.145) (v.l. Sumelaya). He is probably identical with Kosalavihārī Thera. ThagA.i.134 f.
2. Bilālidāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. Fifty-four world-cycles ago he gave some tubers (biḷālī) to a recluse at the foot of the mountain Romasa. Ap.i.232.