|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāketa, in Kāḷaka’s monastery.
Mahavansa/Chapter 12 mentions about 'The Converting of Different Countries'. WHEN the thera Moggaliputta, the illuminator of the religion of the Conqueror, had brought the (third) council to an end and when, looking into the future, he had beheld the founding of the religion in adjacent countries, (then) in the month Kattika he sent forth theras, one here and one there.
The wise Maharakkhita who went to the country of the Yona delivered in the midst of the people the Kalakarama suttanta. A hundred and seventy thousand living beings attained, to the reward of the path (of salvation); ten thousand received the pabbajja.