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Bodhimaṇḍa

The name given to the spot under the Bodhi tree where the Buddha attained Enlightenment and where he sat for one week after the Enlightenment (Vin.i.1; but according to DhA.i.71 he spent seven weeks there).

A monastery was later erected there called the Bodhimaṇḍa-vihāra.

Thirty thousand monks, under Cittagutta, came from there to the foundation ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa (Mhv.xxix.41). It was near here that Buddhaghosa was born (Cv.xxxvii.215), and here Silākāla entered the Order (Cv.xxxix.47).

See also Bodhirukkha.

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