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Kosala (Skt. Kośala; Tib. ཀོ་ས་ལ་, Wyl. ko sa la) was an important Indian kingdom during the Buddha’s time, located to the northeast of the Indian subcontinent, in the་ foothills of modern-day Nepal. It was located to the south of the region of the Shakya tribe, the Buddha’s native clan, and exerted some political influence over its smaller neighbour. Along with Magadha, Kosala was one of the two strongest kingdoms at the time of the Buddha and had its capital at Shravasti. The Buddha spent much of his time teaching in Shravasti, especially in the Jetavana monastery, which was located on its outskirts.