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Cūḷasugandha Thera

An Arahant. In the time of Kassapa Buddha he belonged to a very rich family in Bārāṇasī, and having heard the Buddha teach covered the Buddha’s Gandhakuṭi eight times with the four kinds of fragrant stuff (catujātiyagandha). In this age he was born in Sāvatthi. While he was yet in his mother’s womb the perfume of sandalwood spread from her body and on the day of his birth it filled the whole city; so it was also on the day of his ordination and on that of his death. He entered the Order on seeing the Buddha convert Sela and his followers (Ap.ii.508 ff). He is probably identical with Subhūti Thera (ThagA.i.405). His legend seems to have become confused with that of Sugandha. See Ap.ii.459 and ThagA.i.80 f.

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