A wealthy brahmin of Pādiyattha (Pāniyattha).
One day, seeing Mahā Kassapa going for alms, he entertained the Elder and
requested him to preach. On a hill near the village Jotidāsa built a vihāra for
Kassapa and provided him with the requisites. Moved by the Elder's teaching, he
left the world and soon after became an arahant. After ten years - during which
he learnt the Three Pitakas, being specially proficient in the Vinaya - while on
his way to Sāvatthi to see the Buddha, he entered a Paribbājakārāma, and there
had a discussion with the Paribbājakas on how to burn away evil. At the end of
the discussion, they were ordained under him.
In the time of Sikhī Buddha he was a
householder and, seeing the Buddha, offered him a kāsumārika-fruit (Thag.143-4;
He is probably identical with
Kāsumāraphaladāyaka of the Apadāna ii.445. But see Sīvaka.