Kanaka (Tib. གསེར་ཅན་, Serchen; Wyl. gser can) or Kanakabharadvaja (Skt. Kanakabharadvāja; Wyl. bhara dhvaja gser can) — one of the Sixteen Arhats.
Born to a wealthy householder he grew up generous and compassionate, supporting the poor and giving alms to religious persons. Upon hearing the Buddha teach he disposed of his wealth to the poor and, requesting his parents' permission, he became a monk. After practising for some time he became an arhat.
- Crystal Mirror, volume VI, Dharma Publishing 1984