Sirivira Parakkamanarinda Siha, aka: Sirivīra-parakkamanarinda-sīha; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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King of Ceylon (1707-39 A.C.). He was the son of Vimaladhammasuriya II. He held great festivals in Mahiyangana, Sumanakuta and Anuradhapura, and built a suburb called Kundasala, where he lived.

The temple of the Tooth Relic, built by his father, he adorned with paintings of thirty two Jatakas. He showed great honour to Saranankara samanera and gave him a golden casket studded with seven hundred jewels. At his request, Saranankara wrote the Saratthasangaha and Commentaries on the Mahabodhivamsa and the Bhesajjamanjusa. Cv.xcix.23ff.

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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