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Sobhana

1. Sobhana.– A monastery (ārāma), given by Upāli in a previous birth as Sumana, for the use of Padumuttara Buddha. ThagA.i.362.

2. Sobhana.– A householder (kuṭumbika). Ānanda, born as Sumana, bought his park (also called Sobhana) for a sum of one hundred thousand and built in it a vihāra for Padumuttara Buddha. ThagA.ii.123; DA.ii.490; SA.ii.69 f; AA.i.162, etc.

3. Sobhana.– The city of birth of Atthadassī Buddha, where he later taught his relations. Bu.xv.5, 14; BuA.179; but J.i.39 calls it Sobhita.

4. Sobhana.– A city, built by Vissakamma for the use of Ukkāsatika, in his birth as a Cakkavatti, fifty-five world-cycles ago. Ap.ii.414.

5. Sobhana.– v.l. for Sobha. King of Sobhavatī in the time of Koṇāgamana Buddha (Bu.xxiv.16; D.ii.7). He sent a branch of the Bodhi tree to Sri Lanka in the care of Kanakadattā. MT.355, where he is called Sobhana.

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