A monastic building, once the residence of a monk named
Mahādhammakathī. Kassapa II. found the buildings dilapidated, and, during their
restoration, he persuaded the Elder to live in a large pāsāda attached to the
The Elder was proficient in the Abhidhamma, and the king
caused the Abhidhamma and the Commentaries to be recited by him. The village of
Mahānitthula was given to him for his maintenance (Cv.xliv.149ff.; xlv.2).
Nāgasālā was also the residence of Dāthāsiva (Ibid.xlvi.6).
A parivena, called the Nāgasāla parivena, was built by
Aggabodhi, ruler of Malaya and minister to the king, in the reign of Sena III.,
who gave a village for its maintenance (Ibid.,liii.36).