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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kācaragāma:A village in South Ceylon,on the Manigangā (Mānik-ganga),about ten miles to the north of Tissamahārāma,on the old road from Mahāgāma to Guttasāla.It was evidently an important centre even in the time of Devānampiya-Tissa,because we find that the nobles of Kājaragāma are mentioned among those taking part in the festival of the Bodhi-Tree when it was brought over by Sanghamittā (Mhv.xix.54).In the village was planted one of the eight saplings produced from the Bodhi-Tree (Mhv.xix.62; Mbv.161f; Sp.i.100).A vihāra was erected in Kācaragāma by Aggabodhi,ruler of Rohana (Cv.xlv.45),among the occupants of which is mentioned Milakkha-Tissa Thera (AA.i.22).The place was of strategic importance,and was sometimes used as the seat of the government in Rohana.E.g.,by Loka (Cv.lvii.2),by Kassapa,the Kesadhātu (Cv.lvii.66ff); see also Cv.lviii.6.

The village is now chiefly famous for the celebrated shrine of Skanda.

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