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Dāṭhāppabhuti

1. Dāṭhāppabhuti.– Father of King Silākāla. He was a Lambakaṇṇa and served under Kassapa I. Later he quarrelled with the king and retired to the Mereliya district. Cv.xxxix.44.

2. Dāṭhāppabhuti.– Second son of King Silākāla. He was given the post of Malayarājā with the province of Dakkhiṇadesa and the care of the sea coast. On the death of Silākāla he murdered his younger brother, Upatissa, and became king, but his elder brother, Moggallāna, marched against him and challenged him to single combat. Dāṭhāppabhuti was vanquished in this conquest and committed suicide. He ruled for six months and six days (in 537 A.C.). Cv.xli.33‑53.

3. Dāṭhāppabhuti.– An ādipāda (royal prince), contemporary of Aggabodhi I. When Jotipāla defeated the Vetullavādins, Dāṭhāppabhuti was so incensed that he raised his arm to strike the thera, but an ulcer immediately appeared on it. Dāṭhāppabhuti refused to ask Jotipāla’s forgiveness and died soon after. Cv.xlii.36 f.

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