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Koraṇḍapupphiya Thera

1. Koraṇḍapupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-one world-cycles ago he saw the footprint of Vipassī Buddha and offered to it a koraṇḍa-plant in bloom. Fifty-seven world-cycles ago he was a king named Vītamala (Ap.i.206). He is probably to be identified with Ramaṇīyavihārī. ThagA.i.116.

2. Koraṇḍapupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. He was a woodsman in the time of Tissa Buddha, and having seen three footprints of the Buddha, he offered to him a flowering koraṇḍa-plant. In all subsequent births his skin was the colour of the koraṇḍa-flower. The same verses appear in two places in the Apadāna with very slight variations (Ap.ii.383, 434). Perhaps these are two distinct persons, because in the Theragāthā Commentary the verses appear twice — once under the name of Sugandha (ThagA.i.81) and once under that of Sabbamitta (ThagA.i.270).

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