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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Aggabodhi - Son of Bhayasiva, of the Moriya clan. He became the viceroy of Mahanaga. Cv.xli.70, 93.

2. Aggabodhi I - King of Ceylon (A.D. 568-601), Mahanagas nephew. For an account of his reign see Cv.xlii.1-39. He is sometimes identified with Bhayasivas son. See Geiger, Cv., trans.i.64, n.1.

3. Aggabodhi II - King of Ceylon (A.D. 601-11). Nephew of Aggabodhi I. Also called Khuddaggabodhi or Khuddaraja. Cv.xlii.38f.

4. Aggabodhi III - King of Ceylon (A.D. 628 and 641), son of Silamegha vanna; also called Sirisanghabodhi. He had to flee from the throne several times. Cv.xliv.83-144.

5. Aggabodhi - Cousin of Dathopatissa II. (A.D. 650-58), under whom he was Yuvaraja, ruling Dakkhinadesa. Cv.xlv.23.

6. Aggabodhi - Son of Mahatissa, claiming descent from Okkaka and Sanghasiva. He was independent ruler of Rohana. Cv.xlv.38-48.

7. Aggabodhi IV - King of Ceylon; also called Sirisanghabodhi; he reigned between A.D. 626 and 641 and died of an incurable disease. Cv.xlvi.1-38.

8. Aggabodhi V - King of Ceylon (A.D. 711-17), probably the eldest son of Manavamma. Cv.xlviii.1 and lvii.25; see Geiger, Cv. trans. i.108 n. and 195, n.2.

9. Aggabodhi VI - King of Ceylon (A.D. 727-66), son of Kassapa, brother of Mahinda I., and, at one time, ruler of Pacinadesa (Cv.xlviii.32). He became king under the name Silamegha. Cv.vv.42, 60, 61, 76, 90; see Geiger, Cv. trans. i.114, n.2.

10. Aggabodhi VII - King of Ceylon (A.D. 766-72), son of Mahinda I. He was first ruler of Dakkhinadesa and, later, joint king with Aggabodhi VI. He married Sangha, daughter of the latter, and became king on his death. Cv.xlviii.39, 60, 61, 68, 80.

11. Aggabodhi - Maternal cousin of Sangha, wife of Aggabodhi VII. When Sangha, estranged from her husband, joined the nuns at her fathers suggestion, he ran away with her, but was later caught, and the family became reconciled. Cv.xlviii.50, 60-1.

12. Aggabodhi VIII - King of Ceylon (A.D. 801-12), probably brother of Mahinda III. Cv.xlix.43-64; see also Cv. trans. i.126 n.

13. Aggabodhi IX - King of Ceylon (A.D. 828-31), son of Dappula II. Cv.xlix.83-92.

14. Aggabodhi - A minister of Sena III., and ruler of Malaya. He built the Nagasala parivena. Cv.liii.36.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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