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A Deva who lived in the rājāyatana tree standing at the gate of Jetavana. He accompanied the Buddha on his second visit to Ceylon. In his last birth he had been a man in Nāgadīpa, and seeing some Pacceka Buddhas eating their meal, had provided them with rājāyatana branches with which to clean their bowls. The rājāyatana-tree was held as parasol over the Buddha's head on his journey to Ceylon and was left behind in Kalyāni for the Nāgas to worship. Mhv.i.52ff.


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