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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kālavela:1.Kālavela.-A monastery in Ceylon,the residence of Mahā-Moliyadeva Thera (q.v.).J.vi.30.

2.Kālavela.-A servant of Dīghagāmani..He refused to promise the brothers of Ummādacittā that he would kill her if she gave birth to a boy,and so he was killed by them and reborn as a yakkha (Mhv.ix.22f).Later he saved the life of this boy,Pandukābhaya,who was being carried in a basket (Mhv.x.4),and when Pandukābhaya came to the throne,he founded a settlement for Kāladeva to the east of Anurādhapura (Mhv.vs.84).It is said that on feast days the yakkha appeared in visible form in company with Pandukābhaya (Mhv.vs104).

Mahāsena afterwards built a thūpa on the site of Kālavela’s shrine.Mhv.xxxvii.44.

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