One of the disciples of Bāvarī
(Sn.v.1007). The questions he asked the Buddha, when he visited him in the
company of his colleagues, are recorded in the Upasīva-mānava-pucchā
(Sn.vv.1069-76). Upasīva joined the Order and became an arahant. According to
the Apadāna (ii.345ff), in the time of Padumuttara he had been an ascetic in a
mountain named Anoma, near Himavā. Once the Buddha visited his hermitage and the
ascetic spread a seat for him with grass and flowers and gave him fruit to eat.
He also gave the Buddha a quantity of fragrant aloe-wood. As a result, he was
born in heaven for thirty thousand kappas and was seventy-one times king of the
devas. The Apadāna-account makes no mention of Bāvarī.