The name given to the spot under the Bodhi tree where the
Buddha attained Enlightenment and where he sat for one week after the
Enlightenment (Vin.i.1; but according to DhA.i.71 he spent seven weeks there).
A monastery was later erected there called the Bodhimanda-vihāra.
Thirty thousand monks, under Cittagutta, came from there to the foundation
ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa (Mhv.Xxix.41). It was near here that Buddhaghosa was
born (Cv.xxxvii.215), and here Silākāla entered the Order (Cv.xxxix.47).