Another name for the Abhayagiri-Vihāra
(q.v.). The inhabitants of the Uttaravihāra seem to have kept a chronicle, in
the same way as did the dwellers of the Mahā-Vihāra. This is often referred to
in the Mahāvamsa Tīkā, as the Uttara-Vihāra-atthakathā and the Uttara-Vihāra-Mahāvamsa.
Judging from the quotations from this work given in the Mahāvamsa Tīkā, the
Uttara-Vihāra chronicle seems to have differed from the tradition of the
Mahā-Vihāra more in detail than in general construction. It is not possible to
say whether it contained exegetical matter on the Pāli Canon besides matters of
historical interest. For a detailed account of the work see Geiger: The
Dīpavamsa and the Mahāvamsa, pp.50ff; also my edition of the Mahāvamsa Tīkā.