A mango grove in Mithilā where Makhādeva lived in meditation after retiring from household life (J.i.138 f.; vi. 95).

This grove existed even in the time of the Buddha, and during his stay there with Ananda he preached the Makhādeva Sutta (M.ii.74).

Buddhaghosa explains (MA.ii.732; see also Mtu.iii.450) that the garden was originally planned by Makhādeva, and that other kings, from time to time, replaced trees which had died.

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