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Mahānāgavana

1. Mahānāgavana.– An open space in Sri Lanka, on the banks of the Mahāvāḷukagaṅgā. It was three leagues long and one wide and was the meeting place of the yakkhas. The Buddha went there on his first visit to Sri Lanka, and in it was later built the Mahiyaṅgana Thūpa. Mhv.i.22 f.

2. Mahānāgavana.– A park near Anurādhapura. It was there that the relics brought by Sumana for the Thūpārama were first received by Devānampiyatissa. Mhv.xvii.7, 22 f.

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