Vessagiri; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A monastery in Ceylon, near Anuradhapura. It was built by Devanampiyatissa for the five hundred vessas (merchants) who were ordained by Mahinda (Mhv.xx.15; Mhv. Trs. 137, n.3). Near the monastery was a forest, where Vattagamani, in his flight, hid the alms bowl of the Buddha. There he also met the Elder Kupikkala Mahatissa (Mhv.xxxiii.48f). The alms bowl was discovered and taken by a Damila to India, but was later recovered (Mhv.xxxiii.55). To the south of Vessagiri was the Pabbata vihara, and, near it, the village of Silasobbhakandaka. MT.616.

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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