Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Kañcanapabbata.– A mountain in Himavā (J.ii.396 ﬀ). It was near Kañcana-guhā, and on it grew the Abbhantaramba of Vessavaṇa. On the mountain, in a hut, lived the ascetic Jotirasa, tending the sacred fire. The mountain formed one of the salient features of the Himavā region (J.v.415). It is in the northern quarter of Himavā, and from its slopes flows the Sīdānadī (J.vi.101). In the Nimi Jātaka (J.vi.100) mention is made of two Kañcanapabbatā between which the Sīdānadī flows. The mountain is sometimes referred to as Kañcanagiri (e.g., UdA.411) and sometimes as Suvaṇṇa-pabbata (J.vi.100). Sumana Buddha held his second assembly of disciples on the Kañcanapabbata, when nine hundred million people were present (J.i.34).