Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Illisa Jātaka (No.78)
The story of Illisa. The Jātaka was related in reference to the conversion by Mahā-Moggallāna of the banker Maccharikosiya(q.v.) of Sakkhara. Illisa of the past is identified with Macchariyakosiya (J.i.345 ﬀ).
The story is given as an example of psychic powers (iddhi) by means of which Moggallāna made a little thing increase manifold. Vism.ii.403.