A brahmin of Kosambī. Having heard the
Buddha preach, he entered the Order. At that time the Kosambī monks had become
contentious, but Gavaccha remained steadfast and attained to arahantship.
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was
a labourer and, finding the monk Sujāta looking for pieces of stuff for a robe,
gave him his garment.
As a result, he was king of the devas
thirty-three times and king of men seven times (Thag.11; ThagA.i.55f). He is,
perhaps, identical with Upaddhadussadāyaka of the Apadāna. Ap.ii.435f; but the
same verses are, in ThagA. (i.266) also attributed to Heraññakāni.