1. Mahādeva Thera.– The Chief Disciple of Padumuttara Buddha. AA.i.114; but Bu.xi.24 calls him Devala.
2. Mahādeva Thera.– A disciple of Kakusandha Buddha, whom he accompanied to Sri Lanka, and who was left behind by the Buddha to look after the converts. Mhv.xv.89; Dpv.xv.38, 43; xvii.25; Sp.i.86.
3. Mahādeva Thera.– He conferred the going-
4. Mahādeva.– A minister of Asoka, whose counsel was followed by Asoka in the arrangements for the despatch of a branch of the Bodhi-
7. Mahādeva Thera.– From Dāmahālaka. King Saṅghatissa heard him one day teach the merits of giving rice gruel, and thereupon instituted an abundant gift of rice gruel to the monks at the gates of Anurādhapura. Mhv.xxxvi.68.
8. Mahādeva.– A minister of Dappula II. He built the Dappula-
9. Mahādeva.– See Malaya Mahādeva.