A grove near lake Tapodā (q.v.)
In the grove was a monastery where the Buddha seems to have stayed on several occasions. It is said (D.ii.116) that on one such occasion the Buddha gave Ānanda the chance of asking him to live for a whole world-
Near the Tapodārāma was the Tapodakandārā (a cave). They were both far from Rājagaha, and monks would come from afar late at night and, in order to test Dabba Mallaputta’s powers, ask him to provide lodgings for them (Vin.ii.76; iii.159).