Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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King of Pegu (A.C.1460‑91); a very enlightened monarch. He was first a monk; he then gave up his robes and became first the minister and later the son-in-law and successor of Queen Shin-san-bu. He sent a mission to Sri Lanka, where a body of Rāmañña monks were ordained at the Kalyāṇi-sīmā. These returned to Rāmañña and were known as the Sīhalasaṅgha. For details see Bode: op.cit., 38 f.