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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Āsīvisopama Sutta：Probably refers to āsīvisa Sutta （1），but may be （2）．
It was preached by the Thera Majjhantika to the Nāga-king Aravāla and the people of Kasmīra and Gandhāra．
Eighty thousand of the listeners accepted the new religion and one hundred thousand were ordained after the sermon （Sp．i．66; Mhv．xii．26）．
It was also preached by Mahinda in Ceylon in the Nandanavana at Anurādhapura on the third day after his entry into the city．Thirty thousand people were converted．Ibid．，xv．178-9; Sp．i．80; Mbv．133．