1. Ummāpupphiya Thera. An arahant. In a
past birth when a festival was being held in honour of the thūpa erected over
the relics of Siddhattha Buddha, be placed an ummā-flower on the thūpa. Nine
kappas ago he became king eighty-five times under the name of Somadeva
He is probably identical with Cakkhupāla
Thera. See ThagA.i.196.
2. Ummāpupphiya Thera. An arahant. In a
past birth he saw the Buddha Siddhattha wrapt in samādhi and offered him, in
homage, azure (ummā-) flowers, which formed a canopy above the Buddha's head.
Later, Ummāpupphiya was born in Tusita. Fifty-five kappas ago he was a king
called Samantacchadana. Ap.i.258.