1. Nalamāliya Thera
An arahant. Once he gave a fan, made of reeds, to Padumuttara Buddha, who praised his gift. He became king many times under the name of Subbata and eight times under that of Māluta (Ap.i.143f.) He is probably identical with Kutivihāriya Thera (ThagA.i.131).
2. Nalamāliya Thera
An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he saw Sikhi Buddha and gave him a garland of reed flowers (Ap.ii.412). He is probably identical with Dhaniya Thera (ThagA.i.347).