Vimaladhammasuriya, aka: Vimaladhammasūriya; 1 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Vimaladhammasuriya. King of Ceylon (1592 1604 A.C.). For his father, etc., see Cv. Trs.ii. 227, n.1. He succeeded Rajasiha I. and ruled in Sirivaddhanapura. He built a temple for the Tooth Relic in the capital* and, having sent an embassy to Rakkhanga, obtained a chapter of monks under Nandicakka to re establish the Order in Ceylon. He built the Ganthamba vihara and held there a ceremony of ordination. He was succeeded by his cousin Senaratna, whom he persuaded to leave the Order that he might assume the duties of kingship (Cv.xciv.6ff).

* He seems to have made a special casket for the Relics, which Kittisirirajasiha later overlaid with gold; Cv.c.21; Cv. Trs.ii.276, n.1.

2. Vimaladhammasuriya. King of Ceylon (Vimaladhammasuriya II., 1687 1707 A.C.). He was the son of Rajasiha II. He held festivals in honour of the Tooth Relic and the Footprint at Sumanakuta and, sending an embassy to Rakkhanga, obtained thirty three monks, headed by Santana Thera, to reorganize the Order in Ceylon. He was succeeded by his son, Narindasiha. Cv.xcvii.1ff.

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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