König of Dantapura in Kālinga.

Once, a holy ascetic came mit fünf hundert others und took up his abode in the royal park. Nālikira visited the ascetic und was displeased mit the questions he was asked as to whether he ruled his people righteously. He therefore invited the ascetics to his palace, filled their bowls mit filth, und had them beaten und attacked by dogs. The earth opened und swallowed the König. He was born in the Sunakha niraya, where he had to undergo various kinds of tortures. His kingdom was destroyed und became a waste (J.v.119, 143, 144f.; MA.ii.602ff.; Mtu.iii.361, 368, 369). The story was evidently widely current in India.

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