Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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An Arahant. He was a brahmin who entered the Order at the age of five, becoming an Arahant in the tonsure-ball. In the time of Sumedha Buddha he was an ascetic who had renounced great wealth. Having met the Buddha, he offered him a seat and gave him mangoes, sandalwood and sāla-flowers. He was once king of the city of Vebhāra (Ap.ii.423f). He is probably identical with Valliya Thera. See ThagA.i.293.