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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Khandhavatta Jātaka:The Bodhisatta was once born in Kāsi,and later became an ascetic.On it being reported to him that many ascetics died of snake-bite,he gathered them together and taught them how,by cultivating love for the four royal races of snakes -

the Virūpakkhas, the Erāpattas, the Chabbyāputtas,and the Kanhagotamas - they could prevent themselves from ever being bitten by any creature.



The story was told in reference to a monk who died of snake-bite.J.ii.144ff..cf.Vin.ii.109f.



The story is evidently an expansion of the Khanda Paritta.


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