A place in Uttarakuru where the Yakkhas assemble.
The Dīgha Nikāya (D.iii.201) speaks of it as a hall (sabhā), while the Sutta Nipāta Commentary (SNA.i.197) says it is a mountain in Himavā where the devas assemble every month for eight days in order to settle disputes. The Yakkha leaders also attend these assemblies.
The Sumangalavilāsinī (DA.iii.967), however, says that it is a jewelled pavilion (ratanamandapa) twelve leagues in extent, on the banks of the Dharanī Lake. It is surrounded by a creeper named Bhagalavatī, hence, probably, its name.