Rakkhanga, aka: Rakkhaṅga; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A country (modern Arakan) from which Vimaladhammasuriya I. obtained a number of monks, headed by Nandicakka, in order to re establish the upasampada in Ceylon (Cv.xciv.15). Vimaladhammasuriya II. did likewise (Cv.xcvii.10; see also Cv.Trs.ii.239, n.1); so did Vijayarajasiha (Cv.xcviii.89; see also Cv.Trs.ii.253, n.2). The last two were helped in their enterprise by the Dutch. Kittisirirajasiha (Cv.xcix.25) is mentioned as having paid special honour to the monks from Rakkhanga.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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