1. Siddhattha - The sixteenth of the twenty four
Buddhas. He was born in the Viriya pleasance in the city of Vebhara, his father
being the khattiya Udena and his mother Suphassa. At the time of his birth all
enterprises succeeded, hence his name. He lived as a householder for ten
thousand years in three palaces - Koka, Suppala and Kokanuda, (Paduma) - his
wife being Sumana (Somanassa) and his son Anupama. He left home in a golden
palanquin, practised austerities for ten months, had milk rice given to him by a
brahmin maiden, Sunetta of Asadisa, and grass for his seat by a Yavapala, Varuna.
His bodhi was a kanikara, and his first sermon was preached at Gaya. The
Bodhisatta was an ascetic named Mangala, of Surasena. Samphala and Sumitta were
his chief disciples among monks, and Sivala and Sarama among nuns, while Revata
was his attendant. Chief among his laypatrons were Suppiya and Samudda and Ramma
and Suramma. His body was sixty cubits high. He lived for one hundred thousand
years, and died in the Anomarama in the city of Anoma. His thupa was four
leagues in height. Bu.xvii.; BuA.185ff.; J.i.49.
2. Siddhattha - The personal name of Gotama Buddha.
J.i.56, 58, etc.; iv. 50, 328; vi. 479; DhA.iii.195; Dpv.iii.197; xix.18; Mhv.ii.
24, 25. In the Mtu. he is called Sarvarthasiddha.
3. Siddhattha - An eminent monk in the time of
Dutthagamani. Foreseeing dangers lying ahead, he prevented the king from marking
out a very large site for the Maha Thupa (Mhv.xxix.52). He was evidently at the
head of the monks present at the Foundation Ceremony of the Maha Thupa. See MT.
4. Siddhattha - A son of King Kassapa IV. He was
appointed governor of the Malaya district and came to be called Malayaraja. He
died young, however, and Kassapa built a hall for the monks in his name and
instituted an offering of alms. Cv.lii.68f.
5. Siddhattha - A monk of the Uposatharama, to whom
King Kittisirirajasiha gave over the Rajata vihara. The monk had it repaired and
had many additions made to it. Cv.c.238ff.
6. Siddhattha - One of the palaces which will be
occupied by Metteyya Buddha in his last lay life. Anagat., p. 46.
7. Siddhattha. A monk of Ceylon of the thirteenth
century; he was a pupil of Buddhappiya and wrote the Saratthasangaha. P.L.C.