Mayageha, Māyāgeha: 1 definition


Mayageha 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An officer of Parakkamabahu I., mentioned in the account of his campaigns. He fought against Gokanna at Nilagala. Later, he was in charge of the successful campaign in Alisara, and then was stationed in Ambavana, where the king confided to him his plan to attack Pulatthinagara. In recognition of his services, Parakkamabahu conferred on him the rank of Adhikari (Cv.lxx. 83, 162, 170, 191, 278). The last mention made of him (Cv.lxxii.10) is of his being appointed to guard the ford at Samirukkha and crushing there the army of Gajabahu.

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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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