It contained the Ambāṭakavana, which Citta presented as a monastery for the monks, at the head of whom was Mahānāma.
For details see DhA.ii.74 f; according to Vin.ii.15 f., they were accompanied by Mahā-
The books contain, besides these, the names of several monks who lived at Macchikāsaṇḍa — e.g., Isidatta, Mahaka, Kāmabhū and Godatta. The place may also have been a centre of the Nigaṇṭhā, for Nigaṇṭha Nāṭaputta is mentioned as having gone there with a large following (S.iv.298).
It was thirty leagues from Sāvatthi (DhA.ii.79), and nearby was the village of Migapathaka.