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Cālikā

v.l. Jālikā.– A village near the Cālikapabbata, where the Buddha spent the thirteenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth Rains Retreats after the Enlightenment (BuA.3).

His attendant on one of these visits was Meghiya. Close to Cālikā was the village of Jantu where Meghiya went for alms. In the neighbourhood was the river Kimikālā, on whose banks was a mango grove (A.iv.354; Ud.iv.1; DhA.i.287 f).

Outside the city gate and all around the city was a bog (cala-paṅka), owing to which the city gave the impression of moving, hence the name (UdA.217; AA.ii.793).

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