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Mahāvaṃsa


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Literally ‘Great Chronicle’. A Pāli Buddhist chronicle, attributed to Mahānāma, reporting the history of Sri Lanka from the time of the Buddha to the reign of King Mahāsena (334–61). Its account is continued in the Cūlavaṃsa and is paralleled by the Dīpavaṃsa.

Subjects: Religion.


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