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Medhaṅkara

1. Medhaṅkara.– A Buddha of very long ago, belonging to the same world-cycle as Dīpaṅkara Buddha. Bu.xxvii.1; J.i.44.

2. Medhaṅkara Thera.– He lived in Sri Lanka, and was the author of a Singhalese work called Vinayārthasamuccaya. P.L.C.202.

3. Medhaṅkara Thera.– Called Araññaka Medhaṅkara. He presided over the Council held by Parakkamabāhu III. P.L.C.213.

4. Medhaṅkara Thera.– He was entrusted by Parakkamabāhu IV with the translation of the Jātaka stories into Singhalese. The king built for him a pariveṇa called the Parakkamabāhu pariveṇa, and gave for its maintenance the villages of Purānagāma, Sannīrasela, Labujamaṇḍaka and Moravaṅka. Cv.xc.86.

5. Medhaṅkara Thera (called Vanaratana Medhaṅkara).– He wrote the Jinacarita and the Payogasiddhi and lived in the time of Bhuvanakabāhu I. He was an incumbent of the Vijayabāhu pariveṇa, built by Vijayabāhu II. Gv.62, 72; P.L.C. 230 f.

6. Medhaṅkara.– A Burmese author of the fourteenth century. He was the royal preceptor of Queen Bhaddā, mother of Setibhinda, king of Muttimanagara. He studied for a time in Sri Lanka and afterwards wrote the Lokadīpasāra. Sās. p.42; Bode, op.cit., 35 f.

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