Mahagama, aka: Mahāgāma; 1 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A tank built by Mahasena. Mhv.xxxvii.47.

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The capital of Rohana.

Dutthagamani was born there, and ruled there till he started on his campaign against the Damilas (Mhv.xxviii.8, 59, etc.; Cv.xlv.42, etc.; see also Mhv.Trs.146, n.5).

Throughout history Mahagama remained the most important place in Rohana. Near by were the Tissamaharama and the Anurarama built by Subha. It is first mentioned (Mhv.xxii.8) as the residence of Devanampiyatissas younger brother, Mahanaga, who founded the Rohana dynasty, but, as a settlement, it probably dates back to the most ancient times. Mahanaga built in it the Nagamaha vihara. Mahatissa built the Mahapali Hall in Mahagama and attached to it the Dathaggabodhi parivena (Cv.xlv.42). The Damilas (probably in the time of Mahinda IV.) destroyed Mahagama, but the buildings were restored by Vijayabahu I. Cv.lx.56.

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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