Moggallana, aka: Moggallāna; 2 Definition(s)
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Moggallana. See Maha Moggallana.
2. Moggallana. A celebrated Pali grammarian of the twelfth century. P.L.C. 179f.
3. Moggallana. Thera of Ceylon, author of the Abhidhanappadipika. P.L.C. 187ff.
4. Moggallana. Younger son of Dhatusena. When his brother, Kassapa, took Dhatusena captive, Moggallana fled to Jambudipa. He collected troops, and, in the eighteenth year of Kassapa"s reign, landed in Ceylon with twelve friends, counting on the support of the Niganthas. He lived for a time at Kuthari vihara in Ambatthakola making preparations. Kassapa came out of Sihagiri to meet him, and, being defeated in battle, committed suicide. Moggallana thereupon became king as Moggallana I., making Anuradhapura once more the capital. At first he showed great cruelty to his father"s enemies, earning the title of “Rakkhasa,” but later he became gentle and engaged himself in good works. He patronized the Dhammaruci and Sagalika schools and gave them the Dalha and Dathakondanna viharas at Sihagiri. To Mahanama, incumbent of Dighasana (? Dighasanda) vihara he gave the Pabbata vihara, and the Rajni nunnery to the Sagalika nuns. In Moggallana"s reign, Silakala (Amba Samanera) brought the Buddha"s Hair relic to Ceylon. Moggallana instituted celebrations in its honour and gave them into the charge of Silakala, who left the Order and became his sword bearer (asiggahaka). Migara and Uttara were two of his generals. He reigned for eighteen years (496 513 A.C.). (Cv.xxxviii.80, 86ff., 96, 108; xxxix.20ff). Moggallana"s sister married Upatissa III. Cv.xli.6.
5. Moggallana. Eldest son of Ambasamanera Silakala. He was made Adipada and put in charge of the Eastern Province. He had two brothers, Dathapabhuti and Upatissa. On the death of Silakala the former seized the throne and murdered Upatissa. Moggallana marched against him with an army and challenged him to single combat. The challenge was accepted, and the brothers fought, each on an elephant. Datapabhuti was defeated and killed himself, and Moggallana became king as Moggallana II., also known as Culla Moggallana. He was a great poet and a very good man. He held recitals of the Pitakas and the Commentaries in various parts of the Island and encouraged the study of the Dhamma. He once composed a poem in praise of the Dhamma and recited it while seated on the back of his elephant.
By means of damming up the Kadamba River, he constructed three tanks — Pattapasana, Dhanavapi and Garitara. He ruled for twenty years (537 56), and was succeeded by his son Kittisirimegha. Cv.xli.33f., 43 63.
6. Moggallana. A general of Aggabodhi II. He revolted against Sanghatissa, and, after some reverses, defeated him, with the help of the treacherous senapati, at Pacinatissapabbata. He then became king as Moggallana III. and was known as Dabba Moggallana (Cv.xliv.63). He did many good deeds, among them being the construction of the Moggallana ,(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names 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).
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Moggallana was one of the most important of Buddha's disciples. With Sariputta, he was originally a fellow disciple of the skeptic Sañjaya.(Source): Wisdom Library: Buddhism
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