Vankanasika Tissa, aka: Vaṅkanāsika-tissa; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Vankanasika Tissa in Theravada glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

King of Ceylon (171 4 A.C.). He was the son of Vasabha and his wife was the daughter of King Subha.

He built the Maha mangala vihara and his wife built the Matu vihara in honour of a monk who had given her his blessing.

Vankanasikas son was Gajabahukagamani. Mhv.xxxv.108ff.; Dpv.xxii.12, 27f.

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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