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Sattapaṇṇiguhā

A cave in Rājagaha, on the slope of Mount Vebhāra. Once, when the Buddha was staying there, he gave to Ānanda the opportunity of asking him to live for an aeon, but Ānanda, because of his unmindfulness, failed to take it (D.ii.116).

The cave was sometimes used as a residence for monks coming from afar (e.g., Vin.ii.76; iii.159).

According to the Commentaries and the Chronicle, the First Council was held in a hall erected by Ajātasattu outside the Sattapaṇṇiguha. S.i.9; Sp.i.10; Mhv.iii.19; Dpv.iv.14; v.5; ThagA.i.351; the cave is not mentioned in the Vinaya account of the Council, in the eleventh chapter of the Cūḷavagga.

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