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Pāli term meaning ‘The Hall of the Gabled Roof’, being the name of a residence near Vaiśālī where the Buddha often stayed and received visitors. Several noteworthy incidents took place here. It was here that the Buddha finally agreed to allow women to be ordained as nuns.and where a number of monks committed suicide as a result of misinterpreting a sermon by the Buddha on the foulness of the body. Also here the Buddha made the prediction that his death would take place in three months' time.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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