1. v.l. Suppāra.– A seaport in India. It was in Sunāparanta and was the birthplace of Puṇṇa. There was regular trade between Bhārukaccha, Suppāraka and Suvaṇṇabhūmi (See, e.g., Ap.ii.476 (vs.13 f ); AA.i.156).
From Suppāraka to Sāvatthi was one hundred and twenty leagues (DhA.ii.214; UdA.85), Sāvatthi being to the north-
Suppāraka (Skt. Sūrpāraka) is identified with the modern Sopāra in the Thāna district, to the north of Bombay. Imperial Gazetteer of India, sv., but see Sunāparanta.
2. Suppāraka.– The Bodhisatta born as a master mariner (niyyāmakajeṭṭha) of Bhārukaccha. See the Suppāraka Jātaka.