1. Ummāpupphiya Thera.-An arahant. In a past birth when a festival was being held in honour of the thūpa erected over the relics of Siddhattha Buddha, be placed an ummā-flower on the thūpa. Nine kappas ago he became king eighty-five times under the name of Somadeva (Ap.i.172).
He is probably identical with Cakkhupāla Thera. See ThagA.i.196.
2. Ummāpupphiya Thera.-An arahant. In a past birth he saw the Buddha Siddhattha wrapt in samādhi and offered him, in homage, azure (ummā-) flowers, which formed a canopy above the Buddha's head. Later, Ummāpupphiya was born in Tusita. Fifty-five kappas ago he was a king called Samantacchadana. Ap.i.258.