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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Vessagiri:A monastery in Ceylon,near Anurādhapura.It was built by Devānampiyatissa for the five hundred vessas (merchants) who were ordained by Mahinda (Mhv.xx.15; Mhv.Trs.137,n.3).Near the monastery was a forest,where Vattagāmanī,in his flight,hid the alms bowl of the Buddha.There he also met the Elder Kupikkala Mahātissa (Mhv.xxxiii.48f).The alms bowl was discovered and taken by a Damila to India,but was later recovered (Mhv.xxxiii.55).To the south of Vessagiri was the Pabbata vihāra,and,near it,the village of Silāsobbhakandaka.MT.616.

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