In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he had
been a garland-maker of Hamsavatī. Once while he was picking lotuses in a pond,
the Buddha appeared before him with numerous disciples. The garland-maker picked
a lotus and threw it up into the air, wishing it to remain above the Buddha's
head; by the Buddha's power it did thus remain. As a result, the garland-maker
was reborn in Tāvatimsa in a palace named Satapatta.
A thousand times he was king of the
devas and five hundred times king of men. Ap.i.275f.