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Maṅgala

1. See Maṅgala Buddha

2. Maṅgala.– The Bodhisatta born as an ascetic in the time of Dhammadassī Buddha. J.i.40; but Bu.xvi.9 says he was then born as Sakka.

3. Maṅgala.– The Bodhisatta born as an ascetic in the time of Siddhattha Buddha (Bu.xvii.8; M.T.62). He was a very rich brahmin of Surasena, and later gave away all his wealth and became an ascetic. On one occasion, by his psychic power, he obtained fruit that grew on the rose-apple (jambu) tree (which gave its name to Jambudīpa) and offered it at the Surasena-vihāra to Siddhattha Buddha and nine hundred million monks. BuA.187.

4. Maṅgala Thera.– An Arahant. He was present at the Foundation-ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa (Dpv.xix.8).

5. Maṅgala.– A flood gate in the Parakkamasamudda from which branched off the Maṅgala Gaṅgā. Cv.lxxix.45.

6. Maṅgala.– A locality in South India mentioned in the account of the campaigns of Parakkamabāhu. Cv.lxxvi.297.

7. Maṅgala.– A clan of elephants, each of which had the strength of ten million men. MA.i.262; AA.ii.822; BuA.37, etc.

8. Maṅgala.– A monk of Pagan, probably of the fourteenth century, author of a grammatical work called the Gandhatthi. Bode, op.cit., 26.

9. Maṅgala.– A Thera of Sri Lanka, preceptor of Vedeha. P.L.C. 223.

10. Maṅgala.– A young man in the time of Vipassī Buddha, who came from Tāvatiṃsa and held a mandārava flower over the Buddha as he sat meditating. Maṅgala was a previous birth of Ekamandāriya Thera. Ap.i.286.

11. Maṅgala.– A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.

12. Maṅgala.– A monk of Khandasīmā and teacher of Vedeha (q.v.)

13. Maṅgala.– A palace occupied by Asoka. Ras.ii.93.

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