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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Rahera:The name is frequently mentioned in the Pāli Chronicles,sometimes as a locality,sometimes as a mountain (E.g.,Mhv.xxi.5; Cv.xli.44; xliv.7),apparently situated (Mhv.Trs.176,n.2) to the north of,and not far from Anurādhapura.

It is also given as the name of a tank,repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.(Cv.lxxix.33),and also as that of an irrigation canal (dakavāra),given by Silākāla to the monks of Abhayagiri (Cv.xli.31).

Near Raheraka was the Kolambahālaka vihāra (q.v.).

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