Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Mention is made of several forest hermitages in the Buddha’s time. There was one, for instance, near Rājagaha, where Mahā-Moggallāna (J.iii.33) used to spend his time and also Mahā-Kassapa (J.iii.71). Evidently other monks of the Order dwelt there from time to time, e.g., the novice Aciravata (M.iii.128). There was one hermitage near Dīghalaṅghika (DhA.ii.235) and another in the foothills of the Himavā (DhA.ii.31, 129), where the Buddha sometimes went.