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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Macchikāsanda:A township in Kāsī,the residence,among others,ofCitta-Gahapati (S.iv.281).

It contained the Ambātakavana,which Citta presented as a monastery for the monks,at the head of whom was Mahānāma.

Sudhamma Thera also lived there,and the place was visited by Sāriputta andMoggalāna and also by Acela Kassapa (S.iv.300).

For details see DhA.ii.74f.; according to Vin.ii.15f.,they were accompanied by Mahākaccāna,Mahākotthita,Mahākappina,Mahācunda,Anuruddha,Revata,Upāli,Ananda and Rāhula; these all went there while travelling in the Kāsi kingdom.

The books contain,besides these,the names of several monks who lived at Macchikāsanda - e.g.,Isidatta,Mahaka,Kāmabhū and Godatta.The place may also have been a centre of the Niganthas,forNigantha Nātāputta is mentioned as having gone there with a large following (S.iv.298).

It was thirty leagues from Sāvatthi (DhA.ii.79),and near by was the village of Migapathaka.

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