Banyan Grove

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Banyan Grove (Skt. Nyagrodhārāma; Tib. ནྱ་གྲོ་དྷའི་ཀུན་དགའི་ར་བ།, Wyl. n+ya gro dha’i kun dga’i ra ba) was a grove of banyan trees near Kapilavastu, where Shakyamuni Buddha resided during his first visit to the city after his awakening. It was donated to the monastic community by King Shuddhodana, the father of the Buddha. It is said that several rules of the Vinaya were promulgated there.[1]


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.