1. Khitaka Thera.– An Arahant. He was born in a brahmin family in Sāvatthi, and having heard of the supernormal powers of Mahā-
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was a yakkha chief, and when he saw the Buddha and greeted him, the Buddha, to his great joy, taught him. Eighty world-
2. Khitaka Thera.– An Arahant. He was born in a brahmin family of Kosala and, having heard the Buddha teach, entered the Order, in due course winning Arahantship. Later he dwelt in the forest, stirring enthusiasm in the forest-
In the time of Vipassī Buddha he was a park-
He is probably identical with Nāḷikeraphaladāyaka Thera of the Apadāna (Ap.ii.447 f). His Apadāna verses are also found under the name of Kuṇḍala Thera. ThagA.i.72.