Sirikudda, aka: Sirikuta, Sirikūta; 1 Definition(s)
Sirikudda 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Evidently another name for Mahanama, king of Ceylon, who was Buddhaghosas patron.
Buddhaghosa says, in the colophon to several of his works (E.g., DhA.iv.235), that he composed them in the monastery erected for him by the monarch Sirikudda (Sirikuta).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).
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