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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Alasandā:A city in the land of the Yonas. There was a large Buddhist community there and it is said,in the Mahāvamsa (xxix.40),that on the occasion of the foundation of the Mahā Thūpa by Dutthagāmani,the thera Yonaka Mahā Dhammarakkhita came to Anurādhapura from Alasanda with 30,000 monks.

In the Milindapañha (p.327) Alasandā is mentioned in a list of places,among which are China,Benares and Gandhāra.

Elsewhere in the same book (82,83),King Milinda is mentioned as saying that he was born in a village named Kalasi in Alasandā,but he speaks of Alasandā as an island. It was about two hundred leagues from Sāgala.

It is generally accepted (E.g.,in Questions of King Milinda,i.,p.xxiii,see also CHI.,p.550) that Alasandā was the name of an island in the Indus in the territory of Baktria. Geiger (Mhv.trs.194,n.3) thinks that it is probably to be identified with the town founded by the Macedonian king in the country of Paropanisadae near Kabul.

In the Apadāna (i.359) the Alasandakā are mentioned in a list of tribes.
Pali-Dictionary Vipassana Research Institute
alasandā:Alexandria,a city in the Yon country
U Hau Sein’s Pāḷi-Myanmar Dictionary ပါဠိျမန္မာ အဘိဓာန္(ဦးဟုတ္စိန္)

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