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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Tambasumana:He was once a minister of Saddhātissa.Having gone to Kottasāla on official business he gave to a monk the food prepared by the people for him.He was then born in Vallavāhagāma and was called Sumana.Later he entered the Order in Brāhmanārāma and became an arahant.A deity of a timbaru-tree provided him and 500 companions with food during the Brahmanatiya famine.Later,during their travels near Kandarājika,the monks,about to eat,had doubts regarding the time because the sun was hidden.Tambasumana threw a stone into the sky,and,making it shine like the sun,dispelled their doubts.The spot came to be called Manisūriya.

On another occasion,at Cullatavālagāma,he converted a whole river into ghee from the ford of Vālagāma-vihāra to Bhuttakatittha,a distance of two yojanas.Ras.ii.24f.

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