Mahalanakitti, aka: Mahālānakitti; 1 Definition(s)


Mahalanakitti 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A usurper (1041 44 A.C.). He murdered Kitti, the successor of Vikkamabahu I., and ruled in Rohana, but was defeated in the third year of his reign by the Colas, and, with his own hand, cut his throat. Cv.lvi.7.

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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