The name of the Nāga kingdom (Nāgabhavana).

It is five hundred leagues in extent and is the residence of Mahākāla, the Nāga king (J.i.72; J.vi.264; BuA.239).

When the urn containing the Buddhaĺs relics, deposited in Rāmagāma, was washed away, it was taken to the Ma˝jerika Nāgabhavana, and remained there till taken by Sonuttara to be enshrined in the Mahā Thūpa.

Mhv.xxxi.27; see also J.R.A.S. 1885, p. 220.


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