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Saṅghatissa

1. Saṅghatissa.– A Lambakanna who became king of Sri Lanka (303‑7 A.C.) after slaying Vijayakumāra. He set up a parasol on the Mahā Thūpa and did other works of merit. Having heard from the Thera Mahādeva of Dāmahālaka of the merits of giving rice gruel, he arranged for a regular distribution of it. He used to visit Pācīnadīpaka in order to eat jambu fruits there, and the people, annoyed by his visits, poisoned him. He was succeeded by Saṅghabodhi. Mhv.xxxvi.58 ff; Dpv.xxii.48 f.

2. Saṅghatissa.– Called Asiggāha. He succeeded Aggabodhi II as king of Sri Lanka (611‑13 A.C.). Moggallāna (afterwards Moggallāna III) rose against him, and Anurādhapura was deserted by the people. Saṅghatissa was once forced to eat food prepared for the monks at the Mahāpāli. His senāpati proved treacherous, the king was defeated in battle and was forced to flee to Merumajjara. From there he went to Veḷuvana, where, at the suggestion of the monks, he put on yellow robes and went towards Rohaṇa with his son and minister. He was, however, recognised and taken captive at Manihīra, brought to Sīhagiri, and beheaded at the command of Moggallāna. His son asked to be beheaded before him, and his request was granted; his minister was also beheaded, because he refused to leave his king. Saṅghatissa had another son, Jeṭṭhatissa. Cv.xliv.1 ff; see Cv.Trs.i.74, n.1.

3. Saṅghatissa.– A viceroy (uparāja) of Aggabodhi IV. He built the Uparājaka pariveṇa. Cv.xlvi.24.

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