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Maghādeva

1. Maghādeva, v.l. Makhādeva.– King, son of Sāgaradeva, in the direct line from Mahāsammata. He was a great and liberal ruler, and his sons and grandsons, eighty-four thousand in number, reigned in Mithilā, the last of them being Nemiya, son of Kāḷārajanaka (Dpv.iii.34 f; Mhv.ii.10; MT.129; DA.i.258 calls him the son of Upacara; also SNA.i.352).

His dynasty was followed by that of Okkāka, so that he is one of the ancestors of the Sakyā (DA.i.258; SNA.i.352).

See also Maghādeva Jātaka and Maghādeva Sutta.

Maghādeva is identified with the Bodhisatta. In a later birth he became Nimi.

2. Maghādeva.– A yakkha, identified with Aṅgulimāla. For his story see Sutanu Jātaka. J.iii.325 ff.

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