Lankanagara, aka: Laṅkānagara; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Lankanagara in Theravada glossaries]

One of the chief cities of the Yakkhas in Ceylon. Polamitta, wife of Mahakalasena, the chief Yakkha of Ceylon, was a princess of Lankapura (Mhv.vii.33; MT. 260). Kuveni herself was evidently from Lankapura, because it was there she went when she was abandoned by Vijaya. Mhv.vii.62; MT. 265.

(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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