A city, the home of Devī, mother of
Mahinda. He and
Sanghamittā were born there, and, just
before he left for Ceylon, he went there to visit his mother and stayed for one
month in the monastery, which was also called Vedisagiri. (Dpv.vi.15; xii.14,
35; Sp.i.70, 71; Mhv.xiii.6 9,18).
Vedisa was fifty yojanas from
Pātaliputta and was founded by the Sākiyans
who fled from Vidūdabha's massacre (Mbv., p. 98).
Vedisa is identified with the modern Bhilsa in Gwalior State, twenty six
miles north east of Bhopal. Mhv. Trs. 88, n. 4.