Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he had been a garland-maker of Haṃsavatī. Once while he was picking lotuses in a pond, the Buddha appeared before him with numerous disciples. The garland-maker picked a lotus and threw it up into the air, wishing it to remain above the Buddha’s head; by the Buddha’s power it did thus remain. As a result, the garland-maker was reborn in Tāvatiṃsa in a palace named Satapatta.
A thousand times he was king of the devas and five hundred times king of men. Ap.i.275 f.