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1. Nāgapupphiya Thera

An arahant. In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was a Brahmin teacher, named Suvaccha. One day he saw the Buddha travelling through the air and, marvelling at the miracle, sprinkled nāga flowers along his route. Thirty one kappas ago he was a king named Mahāratha (Ap.i.179). He is probably identical with Dhammasava Thera. ThagA.i.214.

2. Nāgapupphiya Thera

An arahant. Probably identical with Lomasakangiya (ThagA.ii.84). Ninety one kappas ago he saw the Buddha (Vipassi?) walking along the street and offered him nāga flowers. Ap.ii.450.


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