We find mention on Sanchi Inscriptions:
- No. 85. — Sethino-mātu Kaniya dānam.
- "Gift of Kaniya, the mother of the Sreshti." 
Mahavansa/Chapter 35 tells ....After Maha Dathika 's death Amanda Gamani, his son, reigned nine years and eight months. ....Amanda Gamani's younger brother, the prince Kanirajanu Tissa, reigned three years in the city, when he had slain his brother. He decided the lawsuit concerning the uposatha-house in the (vihara) named after the cetiya, but sixty bhikkhus who were involved in the crime of high treason did the king order to be taken captive, with all that was theirs, upon the Cetiyapabbata, and he commanded these evildoers to be flung into the caves called Kanira.
Distribution in Gujarat
Villages in Banas Kantha district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Ujjain district
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Ajmer district
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