A grove near Bhaddiya.
The Buddha, when
once staying there, laid down a rule about the use of slippers by monks
(Vin.i.189f; DhA.iii.451). There the banker Mendaka visited him and provided
meals for him and the monks (DhA.iii.363; Vin.i.242f). Mendaka's grandson,
Uggaha, did likewise (A.iii.36f).
The Buddha once stayed in Jātiyāvana for
three months, waiting for the ripening of Bhaddaji's wisdom, ready for his
conversion (J.ii.331; ThagA.i.286).
The Sutta Vibhanga (Vin.iii.37f) contains
the story of an arahant on whom a woman committed a misdemeanour while he was
sleeping in Jātiyāvana.
Buddhaghosa (AA.ii.597) says that the
grove formed part of a forest track extending up to the Himālaya.