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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Mahāmattā:Wife of King Vankanāsikatissa.She was the daughter of King Subha,and was given to a friend of his,a brick worker,who adopted her as his daughter.She used to bring him food at midday.One day,seeing an ascetic in a kadamba thicket,she gave him the food.The brick worker was glad,and asked her to give food regularly to the monk,who prophesied that she would be the queen,and asked her not to forget the kadamba thicket.She had auspicious signs on her body,on account of which she was chosen to be the wife of Vankanāsika.She later remembered the thera’s words and built a vihāra on the site of the kadamba thicket.Mhv.xxxv.101ff.

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