Voharikatissa, aka: Vohārikatissa; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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King Of Ceylon (269 91 A.C.).

He was the son of Sirinaga and his name was Tissa.

He was called Voharika because of his knowledge of law and tradition; he repealed the penalty of bodily injury.

He patronized Deva Thera of Kappukagama and Mahatissa of Anurarama.

He built the Sattapannakapasada, and erected parasols on eight thupas and walls round six viharas. (For details see Mhv.xxxvi.33f ).

On days when the Ariyavamsa was being read, he held almsgiving throughout Ceylon.

He suppressed the Vetulya heresy with the help of his minister Kapila. He was killed by his brother, Abhayanaga. Mhv.xxxvi.27ff.

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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