1. Sīvaka.– A yakkha who helped Anāthapiṇḍika to find the Buddha at Sītavana (Vin.ii.155 f; S.i.211). He is mentioned among the chief yakkhas to be invoked by followers of the Buddha in time of need (D.iii.205).
2. Sīvaka.– See Moliya-
3. Sīvaka.– The physician of King Sivi. See the Sivi Jātaka. He is identified with Ānanda. J.iv.412.
4. Sīvaka Sāmaṇera.– The nephew of Vanavaccha. When Vanavaccha’s sister heard that he had left the world and was living in the forest, she sent her son Sīvaka to be ordained under the elder and to wait upon him. He lived in the forest with his uncle, and one day, while on his way to the village, fell very ill. The elder, on finding that he did not return, went in search of him, and, finding him ill, tended him; but as dawn drew near, he suggested that they should both return to the forest as he had never before stayed in the village since joining the Order. Sīvaka agreed, and entered the forest leaning on his uncle’s arm. There Sīvaka won Arahantship.
5. Sīvaka Thera.– He belonged to a brahmin family of Rājagaha, and, when he had acquired a good education, became a wanderer (paribbājaka). Then he heard the Buddha teach, entered the Order, and became an Arahant.