Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Jan 12 17:01:01 UTC 2007


this is the Pali  Neranjanaa, where you can find many more detail 
(Vinaya I 1 sqq; see details in Malalasekara's Dictionary of Pali 
Proper Names.  Several (pseudo-)etymologies of the name.

Identified with the modern Niilaajanaa (Nīlājanā), which originates in 
Harzaribhagh, joins the Mohanaa, to form the river Phalgu. 
(Cunningham's Ancient Geography of India, p. 524, etc etc.)



On Jan 12, 2007, at 11:33 AM, Patrick Olivelle wrote:

> Does any of you know a river named Nairanjanaa? I have not been able 
> to find this in any index. It occurs in Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita 
> (12.90). This is where the future Buddha meets the five mendicants. 
> Thanks,
> Patrick
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