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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Khandasumana Thera:An arahant.He was born inPāvā in the family of a Malla chieftain,and was called Khandasumana because,on his birthday,molasses and jasmine appeared in his house.Having heard the Buddha preaches in Cunda’s mango-grove at Pāvā,he entered the Order and became an arahant.

In the past he had built a railing of sandalwood round the thūpa of Padumuttara Buddha.In the time of Kassapa Buddha he was unable to get any flowers,the king having bought them all for his offerings; he therefore bought a khandasumana-flower at a great price and offered it at the thūpa of the Buddha (Thag.96; ThagA.i.198).

He is probably identical with Saparivāriya Thera of the Apadāna (Ap.i.172).His Apadāna-verses are almost the same as those attributed to Nandiya Thera.See ThagA.i.82.

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