Suppāra, Suppāraka. A seaport in India. It was in the Sunāparanta country and was the birthplace of Punna. There was regular trade between Bhārukaccha, Suppāraka and Suvannabhūmi (See, e.g., Ap.ii.476 (vs.13f.); AA.i.156).
From Suppāra to Sāvatthi was one hundred and twenty leagues (DhA.ii.214; UdA.85), Sāvatthi being to the north east of Suppāra. UdA.84 (pubbuttaradisābhāgāyam). Vijaya and his followers landed there on their way to Ceylon, but had to leave because the people were incensed by their behaviour (Mhv.vi.46; Dpv.ix.15f). Ubbarī was once born in Suppāraka as a horse dealer's daughter (DhA.iv.50). It was also the residence of Bāhiya Dārucīriya.
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.
Suppāraka. The Bodhisatta born as a master mariner (niyyāmakajettha) of Bhārukaccha. See the Suppāraka Jātaka.