1. Mucalinda. A legendary king, descended from Mahāsammata. Mhv.ii.3;
A tree near the Ajapālanigrodha in
Uruvelā. The Buddha spent there the third week
after the Enlightenment. There was a great shower of rain, and the Nāga king,
Mucalinda, of the tree, sheltered the Buddha by winding his coils seven times
round the Buddha's body and holding his hood over the Buddha's head (Vin.i.3;
J.i.80; BuA.8, 241; Ud.ii.1; Mtn.iii.300, 302; DhSA.35).
The Udāna Commentary (100f.; see also MA.i.385) adds that the space provided
by the Nāga's coils was as large as the floor space of the Lohapāsāda and that
the Nāga king lived in a pond near the tree.
3. Mucalinda. A king of long ago. He is mentioned (J.vi.99) in a list
of those who, in spite of having given great gifts, could not penetrate beyond
the realms of sense. He is, perhaps, identical with Mucalinda (1), and probably
also with Mujalinda (q.v.).
4. Mucalinda. A lake in Himavā, north of Nālicapabbata. Vessantara and
his family passed it on their way to Vankagiri, which was near by (J.vi.518,
519, there is a description of it at J. vi.534 and again at 539).
It seems also to have been called Sumucalinda (E.g., J. vi.582).
Mucalinda is one of the great lakes of Himavā. D.i.164.
5. Mucalinda. One of the chief Yakkhas to be invoked by the Buddha's
followers in time of need. D.iii.205.
6. Mucalinda. A mountain. Ap.ii.536 (verse 86).