Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Haṃsavatī.– The City of birth of Padumuttara Buddha (J.i.37; Bu.xi.19, etc.) It existed in the time of Tissa Buddha also, for he taught Brahmadeva and Udayana of Haṃsavatī (BuA.189).
The river Bhagīrathī flowed by the city. Ap.ii.343.
2. Hamsavatī.– The Pāḷi name for the city of Pegu in Burma. Bode, op.cit., 36.