Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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An Arahant. He was a brahmin of Magadha who, having heard the Buddha teach at Dakkhiṇāgiri, entered the Order.
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was a brahmin ascetic named Suvaccha, versed in the three Vedas. The Buddha appeared before him, and he paid him homage by scattering nāga-flowers in his path. Thirty-one world-cycles ago he was a king named Mahāraṭha (Thag.107; ThagA.i.214 f).