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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Velukanda:A city in Avanti,birthplace ofNanda Kumāputta (ThagA.i.100).

Moggallāna andSāriputta visited the place in the course of a journey in Dakkhināgiri and were entertained by Nandamātā (A.iv.62f).SeeVelukantakī.

Buddhaghosa says (AA.ii.717; SNA.i.370) that the city was so called because bamboos were thickly planted for protection round the walls and fortifications.

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