Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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An Arahant. In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was a bird named Kakudha in a lake in Himavā and offered the Buddha a lotus-flower.
Sixteen hundred world-cycles ago he became king eight times under the name of Varuṇa (Ap.i.180).
He is probably identical with Malitavambha. ThagA.i.211 f.