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  • Dīghasandana (Dīghasandanaka)

A Commander-in-chief of Devānampiyatissa. He built a little pāsāda "on eight pillars" for Mahinda, which became known as Dīghasandasenāpati-parivena (Mhv.Xv.212f; also Cv.xxxviii.16), and is famous as the residence of Mahānāma, author of the Mahāvamsa (MT.502). According to the Mahāvamsa Tīkā (p.289), Dīghasandaka was so called because he wore a long robe (dīghasāttakam nivāsesīti Dīghasandako), and the original name of the parivena built by him was Cūlapāsāda.


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