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Part 12: Śītala’s congregation

One hundred thousand monks, one hundred thousand and six nuns, fourteen hundred who knew the fourteen pūrvas, seventy-two hundred who had clairvoyant knowledge, seventy-five hundred who had mind-reading knowledge, seven thousand omniscient, twelve thousand with the art of transformation, fifty-eight hundred disputants, two hundred and eighty-nine thousand laymen, and four hundred and fifty-eight thousand laywomen formed the Lord’s retinue as he wandered.

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