Samvejanīya-tthāna: 'places rousing emotion', are 4: the place where the Perfect One was born, i.e. the Lumbini-grove near Kapilavatthu, at the present frontier of Nepal; the place where he reached Full Enlightenment i.e. Uruvela, the modern Ureli, and Bodh Gaya, on the Nerañjara-river; the modern Lilanja; the place where he, for the first time, unveiled the Dhamma to the world i.e. the deer-park at Isipatana (Sarnath) near Benares; the place where he entered the final Nibbana i.e. Kushinagar. A. IV, 118.

See: Pilgrimage


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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