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Kimbilā

A town on the banks of the Gaṅgā. It was in a bamboo grove (veḷuvana), or more probably a niculavana (the Aṅguttara Commentary ii.642 explains it as a Mucalindavana) there the Buddha stayed and where the Kimbila and Kimbilā Suttas were taught (A.iii.247, etc; S.iv.181 f; v.322).

According to the Aṅguttaranikāya Commentary (AA.ii.642), it was the birthplace of the millionaire’s son, Kimbila. The city existed in the time of Kassapa Buddha and was the residence of the woman who later became a hungry ghost at Kaṇṇamuṇḍa (Pv.12; PvA.151). Among the palaces seen by Nimi when he visited heaven was that of a deva who had been a very pious man of Kimbilā (J.vi.121). Another such pious person of the same city was Rohaka with his wife Bhaddā. Vv.xxii.4; VvA.109.

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