A monastery to the east of Anurādhapura, built by Devānampiyatissa in the first year of his reign (Mhv.xx.25). Its site was one of the resting places of the Bodhi tree on the way from Jambukola to Anurādhapura. There Mahinda and the monks were given a morning meal, and Mahinda preached on the subduing of the Nāgas by the Buddha. Ibid.,xix.34f.

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