Sirinaga, Sirināga: 1 definition


Sirinaga 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Sirinaga I. King of Ceylon (249-68 A.C.). He was the brother of Kuncanagas queen and was his commander in chief. He rebelled against the king and defeated him; he then reigned in Anuradhapura. He erected a parasol over the Maha Thupa, rebuilt the Lohapasada, and restored the steps leading to the Bodhi tree. His son was Voharika Tissa. Mhv.xxxvi.21ff.; Dpv.xxii.34f.

2. Sirinaga II. King of Ceylon (300-302 A.C.). He was the son of Tissa (Vohariksa- Tissa) and brother of Abhayanaga. He restored the wall round the Bodhi tree and built the Hamsavatta of the Bodhi tree temple. His son was Vijayakumara. Mhv.xxxvi.54f.; Dpv.xxii.46f.

3. Sirinaga - A brahmin. Wishing to become king of Ceylon, he sought to obtain the treasures from the cetiya in Dakkhinamahavihara. But Bahula, who knew the secret passage, refused to help him and was put to death. Sirinaga pillaged the Madhupitthiya Cetiya, and, with its wealth, became king of Anuradhapura. Later he fell ill of gastric disease and was reborn in hell. Ras.ii.7f.

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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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