The name given in the Pāḷi chronicles to the city of Pagan in Burma (Rāmañña) (Bode: op.cit., 14). During the time of Parakkamabāhu I of Sri Lanka, the King of Arimaddana quarrelled with him, ill-
Later Vijayabāhu II of Sri Lanka entered into friendly negotiations with the ruler of Arimaddana, and wrote him a letter in the Māgadha language composed by himself. As a result, a friendly treaty was made between them which also resulted in closer contact between the monks of the two countries (Cv.lxxx.6‑8).
According to some authorities, quoted by Minayeff (Recherches sur Bouddhisme, p.70), the city was full of learned women. The Gandhavaṃsa (p.67) mentions a list of twenty-