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  • Vedisa, Vedisagiri

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.


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