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Sirivaḍḍha

1. Sirivaḍḍha.– The name of Mahā-Moggallāna (q.v.) in the time of Anomadassī Buddha. ThagA.ii.90; see also Bu.viii.24.

2. Sirivaḍḍha.– Chief lay supporter of Sikhī Buddha. Bu.xxi.22; J.i.94.

3. Sirivaḍḍha.– An Ājīvaka, who gave grass for his seat to Sumedha Buddha. BuA.164.

4. Sirivaḍḍha.– A grain-watcher (yavapālaka) who gave grass for his seat to Dhammadassī Buddha. BuA.182.

5. Sirivaḍḍha.– An ascetic who gave grass for his seat to Phussa Buddha. He was originally a rich man and had left the world. The Buddha taught him and his followers. BuA. 192,193.

6. Sirivaḍḍha.– A palace occupied by Anomadassī Buddha in his last lay life. BuA.141; Bu.viii.18 calls it Vaḍḍha.

7. Sirivaḍḍha.– A palace occupied by Sumedha Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xii.19.

8. Sirivaḍḍha.– A palace that will be occupied by Metteyya Buddha before his renunciation. Anāgat. p.46.

9. Sirivaaḍḍha Thera.– The brother of Sirimā Thera. For his story see Sirimā (1).

10. Sirivaḍḍha Thera.– His father was a rich man of Rājagaha and he was present when the Buddha visited Bimbisāra. Impressed by the Buddha’s majesty, Sirivaḍḍha joined the Order and lived in a forest near Vebhāra and Paṇḍava meditating. A great storm arose one day, and the Thera, cooled by the rain, was able to concentrate his mind and win Arahantship (Thag.vs.41, ThagA.i.107 f).

He is probably identical with Kiṅkiṇikapupphiya Thera of the Apadāna (Ap.i.204). In the past he offered a kiṅkiṇika flower to Vipassī Buddha. Seventy-seven world-cycles ago he was a king, named Bhīmaratha.

11. Sirivaḍḍha.– A millionaire of Mithilā, father of Mahosadha. He is identified with Suddhodana. J.vi. 331, 478.

12. Sirivaḍḍha.– A minister of Pasenadi, who once sent a message through him to Ānanda. M.ii.112.

13. Sirivaḍḍha.– A householder of Rājagaha. When he was ill he sent word to Ānanda asking him to visit him. Ānanda, went and taught him on the four foundations of mindfulness. Sirivaḍḍha became a Non-returner. S.v.176 f.

14. Sirivaḍḍha.– Father of Siggava Thera (q.v.) MT. 215.

15. Sirivaḍḍha.– The name by which Soṇa Koḷivisa (q.v.) was known in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. AA.i.130.

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