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  • Vedisadevī

Wife of Asoka.

She was the daughter of Deva, a setthi of Vedisagiri, and her children were Mahinda and Sanghamittā. MT. 324.

She had eight brothers - Bodhigutta, Sumitta, Candagutta, Devagutta, Dhammagutta, Suriyagutta, Gotama and Jutindhara - who escorted the Bodhi-tree to Ceylon and were known as the Bodhi-dhāra princes. Mbv.165f.


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