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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sattapanniguhā:A cave in Rājagaha,on the slope of Mount Vebhāra.Once,when the Buddha was staying there,he gave to Ananda the opportunity of asking him to live for an eon,but Ananda,because of his un-mindfulness,failed to take it (D.ii.116).

The cave was sometimes used as a residence for monks coming from afar (E.g.,Vin.ii.76; iii.159).

According to the Commentaries and the Chronicle the First Council was held in a hall erected by Ajātasattu outside the Sattapanniguhā.S.i.9; Sp.i.10; Mhv.iii.19; Dpv.iv.14; v.5; ThagA.i.351; the cave is not mentioned in the Vinaya account of the Council,in the eleventh chapter of the Culla Vagga.

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