Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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The name given to the sixteen disciples of Bāvarī(q.v.) Each of them had one thousand followers. At the end of the suttas contained in the Pārāyana Vagga, they all expressed their desire to join the Order, and the Buddha ordained them by the “ehi-bhikkhu” going-forth (pabbajjā). Sp.i.241.