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Āḷisāra

1. Āḷisāra.– A district in Sri Lanka, now Eḷahera in the Matale district, north-east of Nālanda on the Ambaṅgaṅga. Once the whole district was given over by Vijayabāhu for the support of the monks of Pulatthipura (Cv.lx.14, and Geiger’s note thereon in the Cv.Trs.i.215, n.6). Later the district was the scene of several fights between the forces of Gajabāhu and Parakkamabāhu I. The conquest of Āḷisāra enabled Parakkamabāhu to capture Pulatthipura.

2. Āḷisāra.– A canal in Sri Lanka, probably leading from the Ambanganga. King Vasabha gave a share of the water of the canal to the Mucela-vihāra in Tissavaḍḍhamānaka. Mhv.xxxv.84.

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