One of the Licchavis. He went to visit the Buddha at the Kūṭāgārasālā in Vesalī, at a time when the Buddha had given orders that no one should be allowed to see him; but through the intervention of the novice Sīha, Oṭṭhaddha was admitted to the Buddha’s presence with a large retinue of followers, all splendidly adorned in various ways, though it is stated that earlier in the day they had taken the uposatha-vows. The conversation that took place between Oṭṭhaddha and the Buddha is recorded in the Mahāli Sutta. DN.i.150ff.