Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Vaṭaṃsakiya Thera.– An Arahant, probably identical with Abhaya Thera; see Abhaya (1). Ap.i.174.
2. Vaṭaṃsakiya Thera.– An Arahant. Thirty-one world-cycles ago, while riding on an elephant, he saw Sikhī Buddha and offered him a vaṭaṃsa-flower. Twenty-seven world-cycles ago he became king under the name of Mahāpatāpa. Ap.i.216.