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Nidānakathā

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Nidānakathā

The introductory chapter of the Jātaka Commentary.

It gives the story of the Buddha in three sections:

    the Dūre-nidāna from the time of his birth, as Sumedha, up to his birth in the Tusita world;
    the Avidūre-nidāna from his death in Tusita and his birth as Siddhattha, son of Suddhodana, up to his Enlightenment;
    and the Santike-nidāna, which contains his story up to the dedication of Jetavana by Anāthapindika. J.i.1 94.

Source

http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/n/nidanakatha.htm