He was born at Campā, his father bearing the same name as himself. (He was probably chief of Jambugāma). He joined the Order and dwelt in the Añjanavana in Sāketa. One day, in order to test him, his father sent him a verse, and he, realising his imperfections, became an arahant (Thag.28; ThagA.i.86f).

In the time of Vessabhū Buddha he threw three kimsuka-flowers into the air as offering to the Buddha.

He is probably identical with Kimsukapupphiya of the Apadāna. Ap.ii.435; but see s.v. Somamitta.

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