Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A seaport. Thither came a man, saved from a wreck, without any clothes, who set up as a naked ascetic and became known by the name of Karambiya (v.l. Karamhiya). Among his followers was a Nāga-king, Paṇḍara, and also a Garuḷa-king. At the latter’s request, he persuaded Paṇḍara to tell him how the Nāgā escaped destruction by the Garuḷa, and later he divulged the secret to the Garuḷa-king. The ascetic’s treachery was discovered, and when he swore his innocence his head split in seven and he was dragged to Avīci.