A township of the Sákyans. The Buddha once stayed there and was visited by Pasenadi, king of Kosala, who felt remorse for the murder of his general Bandhula. The king went alone inside the Gandhakuti, laying aside the symbols of royalty which he left with his minister Dígha-Káráyana. When the king came out, he found that all his followers had gone, leaving behind only one horse and a serving-woman. On learning that Vidúdabha had been made king, Pasenadi left for Rájagaha, to seek the help of Ajátasattu, and died outside the city-gates. J.iv.151f; DhA.i.356. See also Medatalumpa.

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