The eastern of the four continents (mahādīpā) which compose a Cakkavāla (A.i.227; v.59).

It is seven thousand leagues in extent (SNA. 443; 8,000 says BuA.112) and its chief tree is the Acacia (Sirīsa) (AA.i.264; MA.ii.947; Vsm.i.206, etc.).

It is the first mahādīpa visited by a Cakkavatti when on tour (BuA.131).

See also s.v. Videha.

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