The name of a tribe and a country, the capital of which was Suṃsumāragiri. The Bhagga country lay between Vesāli and Sāvatthī.
The Buddha went there several times in the course of his wanderings AN.ii.61 AN.iv.85 Vin.ii.127 Vin.iv.115 Vin.iv.198 and three rules for the monks were laid down there. Vin.v.145
Bodhirājakumāra, son of Udena of Kosambi, lived there, apparently as his father’s viceroy, in which case the Bhaggā were subject to Kosambī.
It was while sojourning in the Bhagga country that Moggallāna was attacked by Māra entering into his stomach, MN.i.332 and it was there that he preached the Anumāna Sutta. MN.i.95
between Vesāli and Sāvatthī.2region