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Mātuvihāra

1. Mātuvihāra.– A vihāra built by King Saddhā Tissa. Mhv.xxxiii.9.

2. Mātuvihāra.– A vihāra built by the mother of Gajjabāhukagāmaṇi, on the spot where, in a thicket of flowering kadamba trees (Nauclea cordifolia), she had met an ascetic rising from a trance of seven days and had given him some food, which she was taking to her father the brick-worker. As a result of this gift she became the queen of Vaṅkanāsika Tissa. Later she bought the piece of land for one thousand and built there the vihāra. Gajjabāhukagāmaṇi built a stone thūpa connected with it and gave lands to the monks of the vihāra (Mhv.xxxiii.104 ff., 115 ff). The full name of this vihāra seems to have been Rājamātu-vihāra (q.v.) MT. 656.

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