A garden at Sāketa. In it was a Deer-
Jambugāmiya Thera ⁶ dwelt there while still a novice. Once the Buddha was staying at Añjanavana with a large company of monks and some of the monks slept on the sandbanks of the river Sarabhū nearby. During the night floods rose and the Thera Gavampati controlled the water by his mystic powers.⁷
The elder Bhūta ⁸ stayed in Añjanavana while visiting his relatives in Sāketa, and the Thera Añjanavaniya spent the rainy season there on a couch.⁹ There Sujātā met the Buddha, and having listened to his discourse became an Arahant.¹⁰
In ancient times the king of Kosala used to hunt in this garden, thus it was that the deer Nandiya met him.¹¹
The garden was so-
¹ S.i.54. ² S.v.73. ³ S.v.219. ⁴ J.i.308; DhA.iii.317 ﬀ; SnA.531. ⁵ A.iv.427‑8.
⁶ ThagA.i.86; SnA.531. ⁷ ThagA.i.104; Thag.v.38. ⁸ ThagA.i.494.
⁹ ThagA.i.127. ¹⁰ Thig.vv.145‑50. ¹¹ J.iii.270 f. ¹² ThagA.i.128; SA.iii.195.