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1. Nālā

A village in Magadha, near the Bodhi tree at Gayā. It was the birthplace of Upaka (Thig.294; ThigA.225). The Buddhavamsa Commentary (p3) speaks of a brahmin village Nālā, where the Buddha spent his eleventh rainy season.

2. Nālā

Wife of the Ādipāda Udaya. She was the daughter of his maternal uncle and was under the protection of King Sena I., but Udaya married her during an absence of the king and took her to Pulatthinagara. The king, however, forgave him. Cv.l.9; see also Cv. Trs.i. 138, n. 3.


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