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Jātiyāvana

A grove near Bhaddiya. The Buddha, when once staying there, laid down a rule about the use of slippers by monks (Vin.i.189 f; DhA.iii.451). There the banker Meṇḍaka visited him and provided meals for him and the monks (DhA.iii.363; Vin.i.242 f). Meṇḍaka’s grandson, Uggaha, did likewise (A.iii.36 f).

The Buddha once stayed in Jātiyāvana for three months, waiting for the ripening of Bhaddaji’s wisdom, ready for his conversion (J.ii.331; ThagA.i.286). The Suttavibhaṅga (Vin.iii.37 f) contains the story of an Arahant on whom a woman committed a sexual assault while he was sleeping in Jātiyāvana.

Buddhaghosa (AA.ii.597) says that the grove formed part of a forest track extending up to the Himavā.

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