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Saṅgha

1. Saṅgha.– An astrologer (saṃvacckarikanāyaka) who predicted the destiny of Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I). It was this prediction which made Buddharāja support Kitti. Cv.lvii.48.

2. Saṅgha.– Father of Sūranimmila; he was the father of seven sons and lived in Khandavitthika. Mhv.xxiii.19.

3. Saṅgha.– A lay disciple (upāsaka) who will wait on Metteyya Buddha (Anāgat. vs. 61) and be his chief lay patron. Ibid., 98.

4. Saṅgha.– A minister of Duṭṭhagāmaṇī. He gave alms, in circumstances that won applause from the deity of the king’s parasol, to Mahānāga Thera of Koṭagallapabbata, to a monk of Timbarugāma, and to another of Devagirivihāra and Cetiyapabbata. The king sent for him and made him Treasurer. It is probably this same Saṅgha that is mentioned in the Extended Mahāvaṃsa (xxxii.246) as destined to become the chief patron of Metteyya Budda. His wife was Saṅghadattā (q.v.) Ras.ii.75 f, 180.

5. Saṅgha.– A minister of Kākavaṇṇa Tissa; his brother was Cullasaṅgha and his daughter Kiñcisaṅghā. When the latter was taught cooking, the first meal she made was given to the monks. Thus she came to be called Saṅghupatthāyikā. Later, she was abandoned by her parents at Nigrodhasālakhanda, but she was rescued by Sakka in the guise of a youth. She gave alms to a monk of Cittalapabbata when she had been starving for seven days, and also gave her only garment, herself wearing leaves. The king heard of this from the deity of his parasol, and, having sent for her, gave her in marriage to one of his sons. Ras.ii.45 f.

Saṅgha Sutta.– The Buddha tells Upāli of ten things that disunite the Order and their ten opposites, which unite it. A.v.73.

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