Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A Sakyan. His name was Khemaka, but as he was dark he was called Kāḷakhemaka. He built a monastery in Nigrodhārāma, near Kapilavatthu, and once, during robe-making time, many monks lived there. On this occasion the Buddha taught the Mahāsuññatā Sutta. M.iii.109; MA.ii.906.