Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A warrior. In the time of Kassapa Buddha he gave milk-rice to monks for 20,000 years. Later he was born in Kubukandha and joined Duṭṭhagāmaṇī, taking a prominent part in the capture of Mahelanagara. Then the king’s mind was poisoned against him and an elephant was let loose on him. However, he killed it and went to Mahājallika, where he defeated a fisherman of immense strength, then swam across to Coḷa and was ordained by Mahāvaruṇa Thera.
He lived for a time in Therambalaka-vihāra, sixty leagues away; but finding it unsuitable, he moved to Lohakūṭapabbata-vihāra, fifteen leagues away, and there attained Arahantship. Ras.ii.104 f.