A city, the home of Deví, mother of Mahinda. He and Sanghamittá were born there, and, just before he left for Ceylon, he went there to visit his mother and stayed for one month in the monastery, which was also called Vedisagiri. (Dpv.vi.15; xii.14, 35; Sp.i.70, 71; Mhv.xiii.6 9,18).
Vedisa was fifty yojanas from Pátaliputta and was founded by the Sákiyans who fled from Vidúdabha's massacre (Mbv., p. 98).
Vedisa is identified with the modern Bhilsa in Gwalior State, twenty six miles north east of Bhopal. Mhv. Trs. 88, n. 4.