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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Payāga:A ford on the Ganges,on the direct route from Verañjā to Benares,the road passing throughSoreyya,Sankassa and Kannakujja,and crossing the Ganges at Payāga (Vin.iii.11).

It was one of the river ghats where people did ceremonial bathing to wash away their sins (M.i.39; J.vi.198).It was here that the palace occupied byMahāpanāda was submerged.TheBuddha passed it when visiting the brahminNanduttara,and Bhaddaji,who was with him,raised the palace once more above the water.Bhaddaji had once been Mahāpanāda (Mhv.xxxi.6ff).

Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.145; DA.iii.856) the bathing place was on the spot where the palace stairs had stood.Reference is made to Payāga even in the time of Padumuttara Buddha (AA.i.126).

It is identified with the modern Allahabad,at the confluence of the Gangā and the Yamunā.
U Hau Sein’s Pāḷi-Myanmar Dictionary ပါဠိျမန္မာ အဘိဓာန္(ဦးဟုတ္စိန္)
payāga:ပ-ယာဂ (ပ) (ပ√ယဇ္+ဏ)
ယဇ္ပူေဇာ္ရာ ပယာဂဆိပ္

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