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ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ | Glossary of Terms


    ka lan da ka


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Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart · Nika Jovic
  • Kalandaka Forest
  • ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ
  • ka lan da ka
  • Kalandaka
  • 迦蘭陀

A grove or forest within the Veṇuvana near Rājagṛha, where Buddha Śākyamuni spent several monsoon retreats and delivered many Great Vehicle teachings. In other texts it is known as the Kalandakanivāsa or °nivāpa, the dwelling place or feeding ground of kalandaka‍—crows or other birds according to Tibetan renderings, but some Sanskrit and Pali sources suggest flying squirrels.