Maniakkhi, Maniakkhika: 1 definition



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Maniakkhi, Maniakkhika. A Naga king of Kalyani, maternal uncle of Mahodara.

He came to take part in the battle between Mahodara and Culodara, and having heard the Buddha preach on that occasion, begged him to visit his kingdom. The Buddha agreed, and, three years later went to Kalyani in the eighth year after the Enlightenment on the full moon day of Vesakha. The Naga entertained him and his five hundred monks on the spot where, later, the Kalyani cetiya was built. Mhv.i.63ff.; xv.162; Dpv.ii.42, 52; it is said that Manikkhika went to Jambudipa to bring the Buddha to Ceylon (MT.111). According to the Extended Mahavamsa (i.700) he was the uncle (matula) of Mahodara.

2. Maniakkhika. The youngest of the three sons of Mahatissa and Sanghasiva. Cv.xlv.40.

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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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