A woodland in Veḷuvana. Here food (nivāpa) was regularly placed for the squirrels. It is said that once a certain king (rājā) went there for a picnic and, having over-
According to some, it was the gift of a merchant named Kalandaka (Beal: The Romantic Legend of Sakya Buddha, p.315); Tibetan sources identify the rājā with Bimbisāra and say that the snake was a reincarnation of the owner whose land the king had confiscated. According to these same sources the name is Kalantaka and is described as the name of a bird (Rockhill: op.cit., p.43).