Mahanagahula, Mahānāgahula, Mahanagasula, Mahānāgasula: 1 definition

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A town in Rohana in Dvadasasahassakarattha. It is first mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Vijayabahu I (Cv.lviii.39). His adipada, Vikkamabahu, made it his capital and lived there (Cv.lx.90), as did Kittisirimegha, brother of Manabharana (Cv.lxi.23). Later, Sirivallabha lived there with his queen Ratnavali, her two daughters and the young Parakkamabahu (Cv.lxiii.4).

When Parakkamabahu became king as Parakkamabahu I., he wished to bring the city under his power, and sent Damiladhikari Rakkha and Rakkha Kancukinayaka to subdue it. This they did only after much difficulty, owing to the severe resistance of the rebels of Rohana. After its capture, Damiladhikari Rakkha held a great festival in celebration of his victory, and the place was made the headquarters of Parakkamabahus forces in Rohana. Cv.lxxv.19, 70, 115ff.; 162f. For its identification see Cv.Trs.i.205, n.3.

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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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