According to some accounts the city, where Mahā Kappina ruled before he became a monk, is called, not Kukkuta, but Kukkutavatī. Perhaps the former was the name of the county and the latter that of its capital.

From here to Sāvatthi was a distance of one hundred and twenty leagues, and there was a trade route between the two cities which merchants travelled on foot (janghavānijā), and also a route from the Majjhimadesa. Three rivers had to be crossed on the way: the Aravacchā, the Nīlavāhanā and the Candabhāgā. DhA.ii.116ff; a less detailed account is given in SA.ii.177f and AA.i.175f.

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