Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Mañcadāyaka Thera.– An Arahant. In the time of Siddhattha Buddha he was an outcaste (caṇḍāla), and made a lintel which he offered to the Order. He was fifty times king of the gods and eighty times king of men. Ap.ii.377 f.
2. Mañcadāyaka Thera v.l.Pecchadāyaka°.– An Arahant Thera. Ninety-one world-cycles ago he gave a bed to Vipassī Buddha (Ap.ii.455). He is probably identical with Sāmaññakāni Thera (ThagA.i.99).