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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Rājadatta Thera：An arahant．He belonged to a caravan leader’s family of Sāvatthi，and was so called because he was born through the favour of Vessavana．When he came of age he took a caravan of five hundred carts to Rājagaha．Then，having squandered all his money，he went to Veluvana，and，after hearing the Buddha preach，entered the Order and lived in a charnel field．While wandering about，he saw the mangled body of a murdered courtesan and only with a great effort saved himself from distraction of mind．Later，he induced jhāna and won arahantship．
Fourteen kappas ago he had seen a Pacceka Buddha at the foot of a tree and had given him an ambātaka （mango?） fruit （Thag．vss．315-19； ThagA．i．402f）．
He is probably identical with Ambātaka Thera．Ap．i．394．