While staying at Lumphivan garden, the Buddha delivered a sermon describing about the nine virtues of the Buddha to Pala, the gardener of King Bimbisala, who later accepted the Triple Gem as his refuge. When the gardener reported the king about the Buddha and his followers staying at the garden, the king along with his ministers and servants in a hurry went to meet the Buddha. The Buddha talked to the king that he came to meet him in order to follow his word that he made with the king. The king donated his garden called Veluvan to the Buddha and built abode and vihara for the Buddha and the Sangha. The monastery called Velavan Maha Vihara.