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1. Candakumāra. The son and viceroy of Ekarāja, king of Pupphavatī (Benares). He was the Bodhisatta. For his story see the Khandahāla Jātaka (J.vi.131ff). It is also given in the Cariyā Pitaka (p.77) as the Candakumāra-Cariyā. Canda is sometimes referred to as Candaka (Cyp., p.144) and sometimes as Candiya. Ibid., 137, 152, 154

2. Candakumāra.Son of Brahmadatta, king of Benares; and brother of Mahimsaka and Suriyakumāra. He is identified with Sāriputta. For details see the Devadhamma Jātaka. J. i.127ff; DhA.iii.73ff


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