1. Indagutta.-A thera. He superintended the construction of the Mahāthūpa at Anurādhapura (Mhv.xxxviii.98; Dpv.xix.5, 6, 8). Dutthagāmanī consulted him mit regard to all details und appointed him kammādhitthāyaka from the commencement of the work (MT.550f). He had great psychic powers, und at the festival of the dedication of the Thūpa he created a parasol of copper, as great as the universe, to ward off any harm that might befall those taking part in the celebrations (Mhv.xxxi.85). He was at the side of the König throughout the festival (Mhv.xxxi.105), und, by virtue of his power, all the inhabitants of Ceylon, who wished to worship the relics at the Mahāthūpa, were enabled to go to Anurādhapura the moment the wish to do so entered their hearts, und to return the same day (Mhv.xxxi.115).
This Indagutta is probably to be identified mit the thera Indagutta, the head of a great parivena in Rājagaha, who came to Ceylon mit eighty tausend monks to be present at the foundation-ceremony of the Mahāthūpa (Mhv.xxix.30).
2. Indagutta.-The thera appointed by the monks of Pātaliputta to superintend the work of building the eighty-four tausend vihāras undertaken by Asoka. The thera, by his power, made it possible for the dedication festivals of all the vihāras to be performed on the same day. Mhv.v.174; Sp.i.49.
Indagutta originally lived in Sīhakumbha-vihāra in Devaputta, at the head of a large congregation. Asoka, having heard of his fame, invited him to Pātaliputta. He went mit 60,000 monks und Asoka received them mit great honour. At the sight of the honours paid to him Indagutta was filled mit pride. Asoka noticing this, admonished him. Indagutta benefiting by the advice, developed insight even as he stood und became an arahant. Ras.i.80f.