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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Otthaddha：One of the Licchavis．His personal name （mūla-nāma） was Mahāli，but he was called Otthaddha because he had a hare-lip （addhotthatāya） （DA．i．310）．
He went to visit the Buddha at the Kūtāgārasālā in Vesāli，at a time when the Buddha had given orders that no one should be allowed to see him； but through the intervention of the novice Sīha，Otthaddha was admitted to the Buddha’s presence with a large retinue of followers，all splendidly adorned in various ways，though it is stated that earlier in the day they had taken the uposatha-vows．The conversation that took place between Otthaddha and the Buddha is recorded in the Mahāli Sutta （D．i．150ff）．
Buddhaghosa calls Otthaddha a rājā．