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Sameera K
Ella, Sri Lanka291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Jetavana (Jathavanaramaya) was one of the most famous of the Buddhist monasteries or viharas in India.
It was the second vihara donated to Gautama Buddha after the Venuvana in Rajgir...
The monastery was given to him by his chief male lay disciple, Anathapindika. Jetavana is located just outside the old city of Savatthi.
Written October 21, 2020
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Rishabh K
Lucknow, India82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
My home is just 6 km from Shravasti and I feel very proud to see that something very great like Shravasti is just 6km from my home... believe me its awesome to go to shravasti... And jetavana is the most peaceful place in my area... When I feel alone and need some fresh air, I go here and feel great and it removes all my tensions from my mind... Great place .. come here once
Written July 11, 2017
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AbhayKrSinha
New Delhi, India843 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
Ruins of Saheth, which are supposed to represent Jetavana are spread within an irregular enclosure enclosing numerous excavated Buddhist structures like sacred Anand Bodhi Tree, Kosamba Kuti (residence of Buddha), Gandha Kuti (main residence of Buddha), Bhante Anand Kuti, water well used by Buddha, Chakkaman place of Lord Buddha, Bhante Angulimal Kuti, Bhante Seevali Kuti, Arahata Asta Stupa, Rahula Kuti, Sangharam Monastery, Rajikaram Monastery, cremation ground for Bhikkus etc. A nominal entry fee is charged for entering Jetavana and you’ll come across several groups of pilgrims from different countries.
Written March 20, 2017
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Piumalie L
Colombo, Sri Lanka121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Went there with my parents. I was very lucky enough to worship my parents in the below in the upper maluwa at Deuram weherawplace in Jethwana. I will never forget that experience. There is the bodhi tree which is is very old in Buddha's time
Written March 16, 2019
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Markos P
Bogor, Indonesia253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
here you can see ruins of what believed as monastery donated by anathapindhika, where lord buddha spent 25 years of teaching.
the original ones are only Kosamba Kuti (residence of Buddha), Gandha Kuti (main residence of Buddha). Others like ananda kuti, maha moggalana, kassapa, etc are just fake info by local ppl because there's no evidence mentioned on the board
Don't be fooled by ppl who pretend know everything, they just want money.
There're also many fake monks who pretend to chant, but their eyes staring at tourist
Written July 12, 2017
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TheWorldNut
Bangalore District, India661 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Jetavana and for the matter Shravasti is not so easy to reach, at-least not mainstream when it comes to public transport, but if you can make it to the place, its definitely a good visit. ASI has done a fabulous job of maintaining this place clean and tidy and the devotees have tirelessly kept this place as neat. The remains and the very fact that Buddha spent his 24-25 years at this place speaks volumes. And while you are there, try to talk to a devotee, they have interesting stories to tell about the place.

Pro Tips:
1/ Carry your own food as there are no decent eating options nearby (closest would be Bahraich which is about 40+ kms from the place)
2/ No decent lodging options, again look upto Bahraich if at all
3/ Not too crowded, so one should plan to have some time to enjoy the calmness of this place - 2-3 hours is not a bad budget
4/ Not much public transport was visible, so would strongly recommend to reach early, pack your lunch, and leave by late afternoon.
5/ The place is like a big open air park, no shade from rain so winters are the best time.
Written November 28, 2021
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pria s
Kanpur, India43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Visited legendary Jetvana monestry where Buddha spent 25 monsoon seasons and preached. A wealthy merchant Sudatta purchased the land for the monestry from a wealthy seth called Jetti Seth. The place also has a popular tree planted by Sudatta. It's known as Boddhisatva tree. It's a peaceful, calm and quiet place.
Written November 6, 2019
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taotzu
Dharamsala, India448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is one of the must important places in Buddha's life. He passed 25 monsoons here in Jetvan vihara. Vihar site has been such a nicely preserved & maintained by the ASI. Kudos. Anandbodhi tree inherits the oldest roots of all bodhi trees. Several monasteries built in different eras bespeak of the grand historic past of Buddhism. People meditate here for long hours. Buddhists throng here mostly from South East Asia. A must-see.
Written September 30, 2019
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uncleLuey
Garland, TX11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This site is a stop in our pilgrimage. It is an important historical Buddhist site that we were so fortunate to have an opportunity to visit.
Written July 13, 2019
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Lim F
Jakarta, Indonesia703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
jetavana one of tourist destination in shravasti, which we can see the place for budha teaching dhamma for 19 years, in fact Jetavana is a forest with full of ancient site, my sugestion when you go there must bring tour guide who can tell the story of it

Written June 20, 2019
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