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Giri (Sutta)

1. Giri.– A Nigaṇṭha who occupied the Nigaṇṭhārāma, later destroyed by Vaṭṭagāmaṇī to make room for the construction of Abhayagiri-vihāra, The Nigaṇṭha’s name was included in that of the new vihāra. Mhv.xxxiii.43 f, 83; Dpv.xix.14.

2. Giri.– See Giridīpa.

3. Giri.– One of the palaces occupied by Sikhī Buddha in his last lay life (Bu.xxi.16). The Commentary (BuA., p.201) calls it Giriyasa.

4. Giri.– A district in South Sri Lanka. Its capital was Mahāgāma. It included the villages of Nitthulavitthika, birthplace of Goṭṭhayimbara (Mhv.xxiii.49), and Kuṭumbiyaṅgaṇagāma, birthplace of Veḷusumana (Mhv.xxiii.68). The district was also evidently called Girimaṇḍala. The chieftain of Giri was Giribhojaka (Mhv.xxiii.69, 70, 75; MT.454), sometimes called Girimaṇḍalika (MT.452).

5. Giri.– A Nigaṇṭha who lived at Anurādhapura during the time of Paṇḍukābhaya. See also Giri (1). Mhv.x.98.


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