Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Pādapūjaka Thera.– An Arahant. In the past he scattered seven jasmine flowers on the feet of Siddhattha Buddha. Five world-cycles ago he was king thirteen times under the name of Samantagandha (Samantabhadda) (Ap.i.141 f). He is probably identical with Uttiya Thera. ThagA.i.125.
2. Pādapūjaka Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-one world-cycles ago he was a kinnara who, seeing Vipassī Buddha, gave him sandalwood (tagara)(Tabernaemontana coronaria) and other perfumes. Ap.i.246.