The name given to the spot under the Bodhi tree where the Buddha attained Enlightenment und where he sat for one week after the Enlightenment (Vin.i.1; but according to DhA.i.71 he spent seven weeks there).
A monastery was later erected there called the Bodhimanda-vihāra. Thirty tausend monks, under Cittagutta, came from there to the foundation ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa (Mhv.xxix.41). It was near here that Buddhaghosa was born (Cv.xxxvii.215), und here Silākāla entered the Order (Cv.xxxix.47). See also Bodhirukkha.