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Nāḷā

1. Nāḷā.– A village in Magadha, near the Bodhi tree at Gayā. It was the birthplace of Upaka (Thig.294; ThigA.225). The Buddhavaṃsa Commentary (p3) speaks of a brahmin village Nāḷā, where the Buddha spent his eleventh rainy season.

2. Nāḷā.– Wife of the Ādipāda Udaya. She was the daughter of his maternal uncle and was under the protection of King Sena I, but Udaya married her during an absence of the king and took her to Pulatthinagara. The king, however, forgave him. Cv.l.9; see also Cv. Trs.i. 138, n. 3.

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