Home  |  Library Index  |  DPPN Index


  • Cittalatāvana

1. Cittalatāvana. A pleasance, five hundred leagues in extent, in Tāvatimsa. It came into being through the good deeds performed by Māgha's wife, Cittā (DhA.i.271-5; J. i.202). It is said (VvA.94) that the place was so called not only because of its association with Cittā, but also because there grew in it various creepers bearing many coloured flowers. In the pleasance is born the Āsāvatī creeper which blossoms only once in a thousand years. ThagA.i.365; J. iii.250.

2. Cittalatāvana. A park laid out by Parakkamabāhu 1. Cv.lxxix.7.


 Home  To Index