Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A village of the Sākyā. Once, when the Buddha was there with a large number of monks, Māra tempted them in the guise of a jatanduva-brahmin (S.i.117).
The village was the birthplace of Bandhura Thera (ThagA.i.208). A story is also told of the temptation by Māra of Samiddhi when he was with the Buddha. S.i.118, but in ThagA.i.117, the incident is located in Tapodārāma.