Uruvilvā ［優楼頻螺］ (; Pali Uruvelā; Urubinra): A village near Gayā, a city in the ancient Indian state of Magadha. Shakyamuni engaged in ascetic practice for twelve years (six years according to another view) in a forest near Uruvilvā before he attained enlightenment. After his enlightenment, Shakyamuni Buddha again visited Uruvilvā where he instructed and converted the three Brahman brothers Uruvilvā Kāshyapa, Nadī Kāshyapa, and Gayā Kāshyapa. These three brothers had five hundred disciples, three hundred disciples, and two hundred disciples respectively, all of whom also converted to the Buddha’s teachings. Consequently, Shakyamuni’s group suddenly grew to a community of more than a thousand members. Thereafter Shakyamuni left Uruvilvā and proceeded to Rājagriha, the capital of Magadha, to continue teaching.