A village near Vesāli, where the Buddha spent his last vassa.

It was at this time that the Buddha, in answer to a question by Ānanda, said that he had kept nothing back from his disciples and had no special instructions for the Order to follow after his death. Each disciple must work out his own salvation. DN.ii.98ff. SN.v.151ff.

Ānanda is also mentioned as having stayed at Beluva after the Buddha’s death. The householder Dasama of Aṭṭhakanāgara sought him there, amid their conversation is recorded in the Aṭṭhakanāgara Sutta. MN.i.349ff. AN.v.342ff.

Beluva was a small village, and when the Buddha was there the monks stayed in Vesāli. Beluva was just outside the gates of Vesāli.

The Theragāthā Thag.919 states that Anuruddha died at Veluvagāma in the Vajjī country. This probably refers to Beluvagāma, in which case Veluva is a varia lectio.