A monastery in Rohana, built by Mahānāga, ruler of
Mahāgāma and brother of Devānampiyatissa (Mhv.Xxii.9). Ilanāga restored it and
bestowed land for its maintenance (Ibid.,xxxv.31; MT.469). A story is related of
a monk of this vihāra who cut down a nāga tree near the monastery. The devatā
living in the tree was annoyed, and announced to the Thera that the king who
looked after him would die in seven days. The Thera mentioned this in the
palace; seven days passed and, as nothing happened.
The king had the Thera's hands and feet cut off
(VibhA.407). Near the monastery was a village named Kelakacchagāma (c.l.
Kālagacchagāma) (MA.ii.1025). Dappula gave the village of Kevattagambhīra to the