A grove near Rājagaha where Anāthapindika first met the Buddha. In the grove was a cemetery described as bhayabherava (ThagA.i.47; cf. Dvy.264, 268), and, when Anāthapindika approached it, he was filled with fear and trembling. But he was reassured by a friendly Yakkha, Sīvaka

(Vin.ii.155f.; when the Buddha was staying there, Māra asked him to die; D.ii.116).

In the Sītavana was the Sappasondikapabbhāra (S.i.210f; Vin.ii.76; iv.159), where Upasena was killed by a snake bite (S.iv.40) and Sona Kolivisa tried, without success, to practise asceticism. (A.iii.374).

Sambhūta Thera so loved the Sītavana that he came to be called "Sitavaniya."

In Asoka's day his brother Tissakumāra, (Ekavihāriya) is also mentioned its delighting in the solitude of Sītavana (Thag.vs.540; or does this Sītavana not refer to any particular place?).

There were five hundred "walks" (cankamanāni) in Sītavana. AA.ii.679.

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