Kanittha Tissa, Kanittha Tissaka: 1 definition
Kanittha Tissa 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
King of Ceylon (227-245 A.D.). He was the younger brother of Bhatika Tissa. He built the Ratanapasada at Abhayagiri for Mahanaga of Bhutarama, and he also built at Abhayagiri a wall, a great parivena, and the Manisoma vihara. He built a cetiya at Ambatthala, restored the temple at Nagadipa, and made the Kukkutagiri cells. Among his other works were fourteen pasadas at the Mahavihara, a road to the Dakkhina vihara, the Bhutarama vihara, the Ramagonaka, the Nandatissa monastery, the Anulatissapabbata vihara, the Niyelatissarama, the Pilapitthi vihara, and the Rajamaha vihara.
He had two sons, Khujjanaga and Kuncanaga (q.v.). Mhv.xxxvi.6ff
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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