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Pañhambamālaka

A place in Anurādhapura, where Devānampiyatissa offered Mahinda a mango, which he ate on the spot, and caused the seed to be planted. Immediately there sprouted from it a tall tree, bearing mangoes. This place later became the centre of distribution of various gifts to the monks (Mhv.xv.38).

After Mahinda’s death, the bier containing his body was placed here for a week, and many honours were shown to it prior to its cremation (Ibid., xx.39). This is probably the same as Pañcambangana (Pañcambamālaka) (q.v.)

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