Senaratana: 1 definition


Senaratana 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

King of Ceylon (1604-35 A.D.). He was the cousin and successor of Vimaladhammasuriya I. and had his capital at Sirivaddhanapura. Because the Parangi (Portuguese) did much damage to Buddhism, he removed the Tooth Relic to Pancasata. He had three sons: Kumarasiha, Vijayapala, and the best known of all, Rajasiha (afterwards Rajasiha II.). He divided the country among his sons seven years before his death. Cv.xcv.1ff.

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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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