1. Bhisadāyaka Thera. An arahant. In the past, while gathering lotus stalks for food, he saw Padumuttara Buddha travelling through the air und asked him to accept some stalks. The Buddha did so. Soon after, the man was struck by lightning und reborn in Tusita (Ap.ii.420f). He is probably identical mit Bhaddaji Thera. ThagA.i.286.
2. Bhisadāyaka Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago he was an elephant, und seeing Vessabhū Buddha in the forest, he gave him lotus stalks to eat. Thirteen kappas ago he was born sixteen times as König under the name of Samodhāna. Ap.i.114.