Hatthadatha, Hatthadātha: 1 definition


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

2. Hatthadatha. A nephew of Dathopatissa I. who fled to Jambudipa when Dathopatissa was defeated by Kassapa II. He later returned with a Damila force, defeated Dappula II., who was then on the throne, and became king under the name of Dathopatissa II. (650-58 A.C.) (Cv.xliv.154). His nephew, Aggabodhi, became Viceroy and governor of Dakkhinadesa. Hatthadatha gave Senamagama to the Kassapa vihara, Mahagalla to the Padhanghara, Kasagama to the Mora parivena, and Punneli to the Thuparama. He built the Kappura parivena and the Tiputthulla parivena in the Abhayuttara vihara. Manavamma of Rohana rose in rebellion against him, but was defeated in a battle. Dathopatissa was succeeded by Aggabodhi VI. Cv.xlv.22, 78 f.; xlvi.1; xlvii.4, 36, 39.

2. Hatthadatha. A native of Unhanagara. He was summoned to Ceylon by the Damila Potthakuttha and consecrated king (676 A.C.). He built the Padhanaghara in Kaladighavika and died after a reign of only six months, killed by the soldiers of Manavamma. Cv.xlvi.45; xlvii.57; see also Cv. Trs.i.102, n.3.

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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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