A wood in Ukkatthā. Once, when the
Buddha was there, he visited the
Avihā gods (D.ii.50) and, again, from there he
visited Baka Brahmā, to whom he preached the
Brahmanimantanika Sutta (M.i.326; but
see S. i.142, where the Buddha is said to have been at Jetavana).
It was under a sāla tree in Subhagavana that the
Mūlapariyāya Sutta was preached
(M.i.1; also the Jātakas, of the
same name, J. ii.259).
The wood was so called because of its beauty. People often went there for
pleasure, and, influenced by the romantic nature of the surroundings, would plan
pleasant things, which would come to pass (MA.i.10).