Lanka Vihara, Laṅkā-vihāra: 1 definition
Lanka Vihara 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 monastery near Mahagama; it was near there that Kakavannatissa found Viharadevi when she landed from the sea (Mhv.xxii.22). But this is probably a wrong reading. See MT. 432, where the place is called Tolaka vihara.
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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