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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Manimekhalā：1．Manimekhalā．A goddess who presided over the ocean where she was placed by the Cātummahārājikā to protect virtuous people who might suffer shipwreck．J．iv．17； vi．35．
2．Manimekhalā．A dam erected by Aggabodhi I．across the Mahāvālukagangā （Cv．xlii．34）．It was restored by Sena II．Cv．li．72．
3．Manimekhalā．A district in Ceylon，founded by the general Sankha during the time that the usurper Māgha ruled at Pulatthipura．Cv．lxxxi．7．