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"Then being a quester for the good, searching for the incomparable, matchless path of peace, while walking on tour through Magadha, I arrived at Uruvela, the army township. There I saw a beautiful stretch of ground, a lovely woodland grove, a clear flowing river with a pleasant ford and a village nearby for support. And I thought; ‘Indeed, this is a good place for a young man set on striving.’ So I sat down there, thinking; ‘Indeed, this is a good place for striving’ " (M.I,167).

The Naranjara River is where the Buddha bathed just before enlightenment and is just outside of Bodh Gaya where full enlightenment was achieved by the Buddha.