The people of Thūṇa were unbelievers and, hearing of the Buddha’s planned visit, they removed all the boats of the river that the Buddha had to cross, closed all the wells except one, and determined not to honour the Buddha in any way.
The Buddha arrived with the monks through the air and a slave-
The Buddha, by his power, caused the water in the wells to overflow and flood the village. The inhabitants begged his forgiveness and invited him and the monks to stay there. Vv.i.8; VvA.45 ﬀ.
The Buddha’s visit is described at Ud.vii.9 (UdA.377), but no mention is made there of the slave-
A city called Thūṇa is mentioned in the Mahājanaka Jātaka (J.vi.62, 65).