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Ahogaṅgā

A mountain in North India, on the Upper Gaṅgā. There, for some time, lived the Thera Sambhūta Sānavāsi, and it was there that Yasa Kākaṇḍakaputta saw him. The meeting of Arahants to discuss what measures should be taken against the Vesālī monks was also held there, and at the meeting were present monks from the Western country and from Avanti-Dakkhiṇāpatha (Vin.ii.298‑9).

Moggaliputta Tissa Thera lived alone in Ahogaṅgā for seven years, prior to the Third Council for which he was awaiting the right time (Mhv.v.233; see also Vin. Texts, ii.146, n.1. The Mbv., p.106, says upari Gaṅgāya; see also Sp.i.57). The Mahāvaṃsa describes it as being “further up the Gaṅgā” (uddhaṃ Gaṅgāya).

Moggaliputta Tissa came from Ahogaṅgā to Pāṭaliputta on a raft. Sp.i.57.

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