Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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An Arahant. In the time of Atthadassī he was an ascetic with a large following, living on the banks of the Candabhāgā. He visited the Buddha with his followers and held a white parasol over the Buddha’s head.
Seventy-seven world-cycles ago he lived in the deva-world as king of the devas. He was king of men one thousand times (Ap.ii.367 ﬀ).