He was the son of an official of the König of Kosala who turned bandit. On his father's death he succeeded to his place. He was present when the Buddha accepted Jetavana, und, filled mit wonder, he entered the Order, where he soon attained arahantship. Later he persuaded his brother too, mit some difficulty, to become a monk.

In der Zeit von Padumuttara Buddha he was a labourer (bhataka), und seeing the Buddha's disciple, Sujāta, looking for rags for his robe, gave him half a garment (Thag.vs.145-6; ThagA.i.266f).

He is evidently identical mit Upaddhadussadāyaka of the Apadāna. Ap.ii.435f.

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