Bhimatittha Vihara, aka: Bhīmatittha-vihāra; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A monastery in the Pancayojana district of Ceylon (the modern Bentota). In the time of Parakkamabahu II. a tooth of Maha Kassapa was enshrined in the vihara, and the king visited the vihara and held a three days festival in honour of the relic (Cv.lxxxv.81).

Kittinissanka laid out a garden of fruit trees in the vihara precincts, and later Devappatiraja, minister of Parakkamabahu II., laid out, on the kings orders, a great grove of coco palm, a yojana broad, from the vihara up to Kalanaditittha. Cv.lxxxvi.16, 40, 44.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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