Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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He belonged to a nobleman’s family of Bārāṇasī, and, becoming distinguished in various branches of knowledge, visited the Buddha at Isipatana. There, gaining faith, he entered the Order, becoming an Arahant in due course.
Ninety-four world-cycles ago, in the time of Sumedha Buddha, he was a householder, and, seeing the Buddha begging for alms, gave him a fragrant (āmoda) fruit. Thag.131 f; ThagA.i.252 f.