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Vedeha

1. Vedeha.– The title of several kings of Mithilā, capital of Videha — e.g., Suruci (J.iv.319); Sādhīna (J.iv.355, 356); Somanassa (J.vi.47); Nimi (J.vi.102), and Angati (J.vi.222, etc.). v.l. Videha.

2. Vedeha.– See Videha (2) and (3).

3. Vedeha.– The personal name of the king of Kāsi, mentioned in the Mātuposaka Jātaka (J.iv.94). He is identified with Ānanda. J.iv.95.

4. Vedeha.– The personal name of the king of Mithilā, whose minister was Mahosadha. For his story see the Umaṅga Jātaka. He is identified with Lāḷudāyī. J.vi.478.

5. Vedeha.– A rich householder of Hamsavatī, in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. He was a former birth of Mahā-Kassapa (q.v.) AA.i.93; ThagA.ii.134; SA.ii.135; ApA.i.209.

6. Vedeha.– A Thera of Sri Lanka, who belonged to the Araññavāsī Nikāya. He wrote the Rasavāhinī and the Samantakūṭa-vaṇṇanā, and also, probably, the Singhalese grammar known as the Sidatsangarā. He lived in the thirteenth century and was a pupil of Ānanda Vanaratana. P.L.C. 222 f; Svd.1263.

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