An arahant. In a previous birth he saw
Padumuttara Buddha journeying through the air and wished to offer him some
water. He, therefore, threw some water into the air, which the Buddha, out of
compassion, stopped to receive.
Sixty-five kappas ago Udakapūjaka became
king three times under the name of Sahassarāja (Ap.i.142-3).
He is probably identical with
Kutivihāriya Thera. ThagA.i.129.