Ambatthakola: 1 definition
Ambatthakola means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A district in Ceylon near the modern Kurunegala, fifty five miles from Anuradhapura. When Dutthagamani planned to build the Maha Thupa silver appeared near a cave in this district by the power of the devas and was discovered by a merchant who reported the find to the king; the king himself came to gather the silver for the thupa (Mhv.xxviii.20-35; MT.512).
Later, Ananda gamani Abhaya built the Rajatalena Vihara here (Mhv.xxxv.4, 5). It was in this district, in the neighbourhood of the Kuthari Vihara, that Moggallana defeated his brother the parricide Kassapa I. (Cv.xxxix.21ff)
According to the Mahavamsa Tika it was in Ambatthakola that King Mahaculi Mahatissa worked in Sonnagiri in a sugar mill to earn money for an alms giving (MT.624; Mhv.xxxiv.4f ) (v.l. Ambatthakolalena).
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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