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Ummāpupphiya Thera

1. Ummāpupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. In a past birth when a festival was being held in honour of the thūpa erected over the relics of Siddhattha Buddha, be placed an ummā-flower on the thūpa. Nine world-cycles ago he became king eighty-five times under the name of Somadeva (Ap.i.172).

He is probably identical with Cakkhupāla Thera. See ThagA.i.196.

2. Ummāpupphiya Thera.– An Arahant. In a past birth he saw Siddhattha Buddha wrapt in concentration and offered him, in homage, azure (ummā) flowers, which formed a canopy above the Buddha’s head. Later, Ummāpupphiya was born in Tusita. Fifty-five world-cycles ago he was a king called Samantacchadana. Ap.i.258.

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