The eighth of the twenty-four Buddhas.
- He was born in Campaka.
- His father was the warrior (khattiya) Asama (but see J.i.36, where he is called Paduma) and his mother Asamā.
- For ten thousand years he lived as a householder in three palaces: Nandā, Suyasā and Uttarā (BuA. calls them Uttarā, Vasuttarā and Yasuttarā).
- His wife was Uttarā and his son Ramma.
- He left home in a chariot and practiced austerities for eight months.
- Dhaññavatī gave him milk-rice, and an Ājīvaka, named Tiṭṭhaka, spread grass for his seat under his Bodhi tree, which was a Mahāsona.
- He taught his first discourse in Dhanañjuyyāna.
- His chief disciples were his younger brothers Sāla and Upasāla and his attendant was Varuna.
- Rādhā and Surādhā were his chief women disciples, and his chief patrons were Bhiyya and Asama among men and Rucī and Nandarāmā among women.
- His body was fifty-eight cubits high, and he lived for one hundred thousand years. He died in Dhammārāma and his relics were scattered.
The Buddhavaṃsa Commentary states that his full name was Mahāpaduma, that he was so called because on the day of his birth a shower of lotuses fell over Jambudīpa, and that, at that time, the Bodhisatta was a lion.
Bu ix; BuA.146 ﬀ; J.i.36; Mhv.i.7; DhA.i.84.