A cave on the Vediyaka mountain, to the north of Ambasaṇḍā, which was a brahmin village, east of Rājagaha. Once, when the Buddha was staying there, Sakka visited him and asked him the questions recorded in the Sakkapañha Sutta (D.ii.263).
Buddhaghosa says (DA.iii.697) that the cave lay between two overhanging rocks, with a large sāla-
In Fa Hsien’s time (Giles, 48 f), it was still inhabited and he describes it as being one league north-
Both pilgrims noticed marks on the rock; according to Fa Hsien they were the answers to Sakka’s questions written by the Buddha with his finger, while Hiouen Thsang says that both questions and answers were written on the stone.
The cave is identified with one about two miles to the south-
It is said that on the occasion of the teaching of the Sakkapañha Sutta, eight hundred million devas realised the Truth (Mil.349).
See also Somanassa (3).