An arahant. In Padumuttara's time he was
a learned brahmin of Hamsavatī. One day, when going to bathe with his pupils, he
saw the Buddha and gave him his upper garment (uttarīya). The garment remained
in the sky, forming a canopy over the Buddha and his monks. As a result, for
thirty thousand kappas, Uttareyyadāyaka was born in the deva-worlds, and fifty
times he became king of the gods. On thirty-six occasions he was king of men.
Everywhere he went a canopy of fine material appeared over him and he obtained
all he wished for. Ap.i.272-3.