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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Bhaddavaggiyā:A group of thirty young men,converted by the Buddha.

They had gone picnicking with their wives in a forest glade between Bārānasi and Uruvelā.One of them had no wife,and for him they found a courtesan; but she awaited the opportunity and ran away with their goods.

While seeking for her,they saw the Buddha and enquired if he had seen a woman.But he answered,should they not rather seek the "self" than a woman.They all agreed thereto,and he preached to them.At the end of the sermon they realized the Truth and were ordained (Vin.i.23f.; DhA.ii.33f).

Their conversion was one of the subjects sculptured in the Relic Chamber of the Mahā Thūpa.Mhv.xxx.79.

According to the Extended Mahāvamsa (i.298) they were the step-brothers of the king of Kosala.

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