1. Māgha.– A sage of old. J.vi.99.
2. Māgha.– A youth of Rājagaha. He visited the Buddha at Gijjhakūṭa and asked if he would gain greatly by the gifts he made to various people, gifts which were rightly obtained. The Buddha answered that his gifts would bear great fruit. At the end of the Buddha’s discourse, Māgha became his follower. This is the fifth sutta of the Mahā Vagga of the Suttanipāta. SN. pp.86 ﬀ; SNA.ii.413 ﬀ.
4. Māgha.– A usurper from Kāliṅga who came to Sri Lanka with a band of Kerala warriors in about 1215 A.C., deposed the reigning king, Parakkamabāhu II, blinded him, and occupied the throne at Pulatthipura. Being a bigoted Hindu, he destroyed the Buddhist religious buildings and burnt their books. He persecuted the people in various ways and distributed their land among his warriors. He ruled for twenty-