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Dhammakitti

1. Dhammakitti.– One of the Sinhalese envoys of Parakkamabāhu I to the king of Rāmañña. The king insulted him and sent him, together with Vāgissara, back to Sri Lanka in a leaky ship. Cv.lxxvi.32 ff .

2. Dhammakitti.– A monk of Tambarattha. Parakkamabāhu II, hearing of his great virtues and holiness, sent him offerings of piety, inviting him to Sri Lanka. The elder came and was much honoured by the king (Cv.lxxxiv.11). It is commonly believed (e.g., J.R.A.S., 1896, pp.202 ff ) that this was the monk who wrote the continuation of the Mahāvaṃsa (the Cūḷavaṃsa) dealing with the period from the reign of Mahāsena to that of Parakkamabāhu II.

3. Dhammakitti.– A thera in the time of Viravikkama (circa 1542). The king appointed him head of the Order and held the ceremony of ordination under him. Cv.xcii.21.

4. Dhammakitti.– Author of the Dāṭhāvaṃsa. He wrote this book in the reign of Līlāvati, at the request of her minister Parakkama, who was his patron. Dhammakitti speaks of himself as a pupil of Sāriputta (of Pulatthipura) (P.L.C.207 f; Gv.62, 67). He is perhaps, identical with Dhammakitti I. P.L.C.215.

5. Dhammakitti.– A thera of Sri Lanka, author of the Sinhalese prose work, the Saddharmālaṅkāra, in the fourteenth century, which is an enlarged translation of the Rasavāhinī. He was Saṅgharāja in the time of Bhuvanekabāhu V. His teacher was also called Dhammakitti and was a member of the Putabhattasela fraternity. This teacher was probably the author of the Pāḷi poem the Pārāmīmahāśataka. In addition to the Saddharmālaṅkāra, his pupil wrote several other works, the Saṅkhepa, the Jinabodhāvalī and the Bālāvatāra; also the Sinhalese chronicle, the Nikāyasaṅgraha. P.L.C.226, 240, 243.

6. Dhammakitti.– Called Dhammakitti Mahāsāmi, author of the Saddhamasaṅgaha. His teacher was also called Dhammakitti, well-known in Sri Lanka. Dhammakitti Mahāsāmi came to Sri Lanka from Yodhapura (Ayojjha?) and, having acquired much merit, returned there, where he lived in the Lankārāma, built by Paramarāja. J.P.T.S., 1890, p.90.

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