Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Mahāraṭṭha.– A country where Mahādhammarakkhita went after the Third Council. It is generally identified with the country of the Marāthī at the source of the Godhāvarī. Mhv.xii.5, 37; Dpv.viii.8; Sp.i.64,67.
2. Mahāraṭṭha.– A district in Sri Lanka, near Kālavāpi, to the east. It held the village of Pillavaṭṭhi. Cv.lxxii.141, 163, 190, 199; also Cv.Trs.i.333, n.3.