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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Bhaggā：The name of a tribe and a country，the capital of which wasSumsumāragiri．
The Buddha went there several times in the course of his wanderings （e．g．，A．ii．61，A．iv．85，etc．; Vin．ii．127; iv．115，198） and three rules for the monks were laid down there （Vin．v．145）．
Bodhi-rājakumāra （1），son of Udena of Kosambī，lived there，apparently as his father’s viceroy，in which case the Bhaggā were subject to Kosambī．The C．H．I．（i．175） says that the Bhaggā were members of theVajjian confederacy．
The Bhagga country lay between Vesāli andSāvatthi．
It was while sojourning in the Bhagga country thatMoggallāna was attacked byMāra entering into his stomach （M．i．332），and it was there that he preached the Anumāna Sutta （M．i．95）．Sirimanda and the parents of Nakula were inhabitants of the Bhagga country，andSigālapitā （ThagA．i．70） went there in order to meditate; there he became an arahant．
In the Apadāna （Ap．ii．359） the Bhaggā are mentioned with the Kārusā．
|Pali-Dictionary Vipassana Research Institute|
|bhaggā：Name of a people and country|