Dighasandana, Dīghasandana: 1 definition


Dighasandana 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Commander in chief of Devanampiyatissa. He built a little pasada on eight pillars for Mahinda, which became known as Dighasandasenapati parivena (Mhv.xv.212f; also Cv.xxxviii.16), and is famous as the residence of Mahanama, author of the Mahavamsa (MT.502). According to the Mahavamsa Tika (p.289), Dighasandaka was so called because he wore a long robe (dighasattakam nivasesiti Dighasandako), and the original name of the parivena built by him was Culapasada.

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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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