Mangana, Maṅgana: 1 definition
Mangana 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 locality, probably a monastery in Ceylon, the residence of an arahant, Khuddaka Tissa (Kujjaka Tissa) (Mhv.xxxii.53; J.vi.30).
The place was five leagues from Anuradhapura and was visited by Saddhatissa (AA.i.384).
A Mangana vihara is mentioned among the religious buildings erected by Dhatusena (Cv.xxxviii.48). This was probably a restoration of the original.
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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