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|Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera|
|Mahisamandala：A country，converted by the Thera Mahādeva，who preached there the Devadūta Sutta （Mhv．xii．4，29； Dpv．viii．5； Sp．i．63）．
The country is generally regarded as the modern Mysore．v．l．Mahimsamandala．
But see J．R．A．S．1910，429ff．，where the author says that Māhissati was its capital and that it was an island in the Narbadā River； see also Mhv．Trs．84，n．5．