1. Sarabhū Thera.– A disciple of Sāriputta. When the Buddha died, Sarabhū recovered from the pyre the Buddha’s collar bone, and, bringing it to Sri Lanka, deposited it in the Mahiyaṅgana-
It formed the boundary between the two divisions of Kosala, Uttara° and Dakkhiṇa Kosala. The Aciravatī was its tributary. Sāketa was situated on the banks of the Sarabhū, which flowed through the Añjanavana (e.g., ThagA.i.104). The Sanskrit name is Sarayū. The Sarayū itself flows into the Ghanghara, which is a tributary of the Gaṅgā. See also Gavampati (1).