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Mañjerika

The name of the Nāga kingdom (Nāgabhavana).

It is five hundred leagues in extent and is the residence of Mahākāḷa, the Nāga king (J.i.72; J.vi.264; BuA.239).

When the urn containing the Buddha’s relics, deposited in Rāmagāma, was washed away, it was taken to the Mañjerika Nāgabhavana, and remained there until taken by Soṇuttara to be enshrined in the Mahā Thūpa. Mhv.xxxi.27; see also J.R.A.S. 1885, p.220.

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