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Ancient city, northeastern Uttar Pradesh, northern India. In Buddhist times (6th century BC–6th century AD), it was the capital of Kosala and a prosperous trading centre. It was also closely associated with the life of the Buddha and with figures significant in later Buddhist history. Its ruins include those of a monastery.
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