v.l. Āḷavikā.– A name given to the monks of Āḷavī.
Buddhaghosa (Sp.iii.561) says that all children born in Āḷavī were called Āḷavakā. The Āḷavikā-
In the introductory story of the Maṇikaṇṭha Jātaka (J.ii.282‑3) it is stated that the importunities of these monks so annoyed the residents of Āḷavī that they fled at the approach of any yellow-