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Ekapuṇḍarīka

1. Ekapuṇḍarīka.– A paribbājakārāma, the residence of Vacchagotta (M.i.481 f ). It was near the Kūṭāgārasālā in the Mahāvana of Vesāli. The Buddha went there to see Vacchagotta, and it was on this occasion that the Tevijjavaccha Sutta was taught (M.i.481 f). Buddhaghosa says (MA.ii.673) that the place was so called because in it grew a solitary White Mango Tree (setambarukkha).

2. Ekapuṇḍarīka.– An elephant belonging to Pasenadi. It was while riding on this elephant that the king met Ānanda. The king followed the elder to the monastery, and their conversation is recorded in the Bāhitika Sutta (M.ii.112 f).

Over the elephant’s ribs there was a white spot (pandaratthāna), the size of a palmyra-fruit, hence his name (MA.ii.752).

3. Ekapuṇḍarīka Thera.– An Arahant. Ninety-four world-cycles ago he met the Pacceka Buddha, Romasa, and gave him a lotus-flower as an offering of homage. Ap.i.238.

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