Senkhandasela Sirivaddhanapura, aka: Seṅkhandasela-sirivaddhanapura; 1 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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The ancient name of modern Kandy, in Ceylon.

It first became the capital under King Viravikkama (Cv.xcii.7), and tradition has it that it was founded on a site originally occupied by a hermit named Senkhanda.

It continued to be the capital of Ceylon until 1815 A.C., when the island was ceded to the British.

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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