Bird's eye view of the Buddha's travel circuit

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Bird's eye view of the Buddha's travel circuit

Post by l_rivers » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:43 am

This page describes something reading suttas obscures from their close up view - the Buddha's itinerary and the features of the places he typically visited.


Nalanda (Pavarika mango-grove): The Buddha usually stayed at Pavarikambavana when on visit there (E.g., D.ii.81). The monastery was built by a sethi (banker) named Pavarika, inside his mango grove. He is different from the sethi of the same name in Kosambi, as well as the royal physician by the name Jivaka. Jivaka also built a monastery ( Jivakambavana) for the Buddha in his mango grove , but it was in Rajagaha instead. Nalanda was about one league from Rajagaha ( D.ii.72ff ).

Mātula : A village where the Buddha preached the Cakkavattisihanada Sutta.

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