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Saṅghā

1. Saṅghā Therī.– She belonged to Prince Siddhattha’s court, and having joined the Order with Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, became an Arahant. Thig. vs. 18; ThigA.24.

2. Saṅghā.– Daughter of Mahānāma and step-sister of Sotthisena. She killed Sotthisena and gave the kingdom to her husband, who was his umbrella-bearer, but he died within a year. Cv.xxxviii.1 f.

3. Saṅghā.– Wife of King Mānavamma. She was the daughter of the Malayarāja Saṅghasena. Cv.xlvii.3, 8.

4. Saṅghā.– Daughter of Aggabodhi VI and wife of Aggabodhi VII. Her husband once struck her in anger, and, when she complained to her father, he sent her to a nunnery. There her maternal cousin, also called Aggabodhi, became friendly with her and ran away with her to Rohaṇa. However, her husband made war on him and seized both him and Saṅghā. After that husband and wife lived in peace. Cv.x1viii.54 ff.

5. Saṅghā.– Mahesī of Sena I. She and her husband built the Pubbārāma and the Saṅghasenārāma in the Mahāvihāra. Saṅghā also built the Uttara-vihāra and the Mahindasena pariveṇa. Cv.l.7, 69, 79.

6. Saṅghā.– Daughter of Kittaggabodhi and Devā and wife of Sena II. She had a son (Kassapa V). She built the Saṅghasena-pabbatārāma and placed a sapphire diadem on the stone image of the Buddha. Cv.i.58; li. 6, 9, 86; Saṅghā’s son (Kassapa V) is called dvayābhiseka sañjāta (born of the twice anointed queen). Tradition has it that after the death of Sena II she became the wife of his successor, who made her his mahesī.

7. Saṅghā.– Wife of Kassapa V. She was a (daughter of Mahinda, yuvarāja of Sena II and of Tissā. Cv.li. 15, 18.

8. Saṅghā.– A female lay disciple mentioned among those who will wait on Metteyya Buddha. She will be his chief patron among lay women. Anāgat. vs. 61, 99.

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