The grove presented by Ambapālī to the Buddha und the Order. It was in Vesāli und was given to the Buddha during his last tour in that town, at the conclusion of the meal to which Ambapālī had invited him (Vin.i.231-3). But both the Buddha und the monks seem to have stayed there previously during their visits to Vesāli (thus according to D.ii.94 the Buddha was already in the grove before Ambapālī visited him; see also S.v.301, which must refer to an incident before the Buddha's last tour, because Sāriputta was still alive).
The Buddha is stated to have preached three suttas in the grove, two of them being on the value of the satipatthānā (S.v.141ff). In the third sutta (A.iv.100-6) he dwells on the impermanence of all sankhāras und proceeds to describe the process by which the whole world will ultimately be destroyed by seven suns arising in the world und drying everything up. In this sutta appears also the story of the teacher Sunetta, who, even after becoming the Great Brahma, is yet subject to old age und death.
The Samyutta also records a conversation that took place between Anuruddha und Sāriputta during a stay in Ambapālivana (S.v.301).
The grove was planted mit mangoes und was so called because it belonged to Ambapālī. DA.ii.545.