The Vaṃsas and their country. It lay to the south of Kosala, and its capital was Kosambī on the Yamunā. Udena, son of Parantapa, was its king in the time of the Buddha.

Avanti lay to the south of the Vaṃsa country. The Vaṃsa were also called Vatsā. The country formed one of the sixteen Great Nations.

The district of Bhagga, in which was Suṃsumāragiri, seems to have been subject to the Vaṃsa in the Buddha’s time, for we find Udena’s son, Bodhi, living there. In nominal lists DN.ii.200 the Vaṃsa are generally mentioned with the Ceti.

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