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Mahāvana

1. Mahāvana.– A wood near Vesāli. It was partly natural, partly man-made, and extended up to the Himavā (MA.i.298; DA.i.309). See Kūṭāgārasālā.

2. Mahāvana.– The wood near Kapilavatthu, it was virgin forest, and reached from the edge of Kapilavatthu to the Himavā on one side and to the sea on the other (MA.i.298, 449). In this wood was taught the Mahāsamaya Sutta (for details see the Mahāsamaya and Madhupiṇḍika Suttas)

3. Mahāvana.– A forest on the outskirts of Uruvelakappa, where the Buddha retired for his noonday rest after his meal at Uruvelakappa. It was in that grove that Ānanda took Tapassu to see him. A.iv.437 f.

4. Mahāvana.– A forest on the banks of the Nerañjarā. DhA.i.86; DhSA.34, etc. J.i.77.

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