Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A locality in Sri Lanka. It was here that Duṭṭhagāmaṇī subdued the Damiḷa chief Mahākoṭṭha (Mhv.xxv.11).
Later, King Manāvamma built the Devavihāra at Antarasobbha (Cv.lviii.4).
The Majjhimanikāya Commentary (ii.1024) mentions that Mallyadeva taught the Mahāsaḷāyatanika Sutta here, and that on that occasion sixty monks became Arahants.