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;; BuA.239).

When the urn containing the Buddha’s relics, deposited in Rāmagāma, was washed away, it was taken to the Mañjerika 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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