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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Dakkhina:A monastery built by Uttiya,a general of Vattagāmanī-Abhaya,to the south of Anurādhapura (Mhv.xxxiii.88; Dpv.xix.19).It was originally inhabited by monks from the Abhayagiri-vihāra,but later there was a schism by the Dakkhinavihārakā,as the monks of the Dakkhina-vihāra were called (Mhv.xxxiii.98).

Amandagamanī-Abhaya built for the monastery the Mahāgāmenditank (Mhv.xxxv.5),while Kanitthatissaka added a mantling to the thūpa and built a refectory on some land on the boundary of the Mahāmeghavana; he also constructed a road to the vihāra,and moved on to one side the wall of the Mahāvihāra in order to do this (Mhv.xxxvi.12f).Vohāraka-Tissa erected a wall round the monastery (Mhv.vs.35) and Gothābhaya restored the uposatha hall (Mhv.vs.107).The thera Tissa,for whom Mahāsena built the Jetavana-vihāra,was an incumbent of Dakkhina-vihāra,in this context called Dakkhinārāma (Mhv.xxxvii.32).Aggabodhi I.erected a splendid pāsāda in the vihāra (Cv.xlii.14).

The vihāra is generally identified with what is now known as Elāra’s tomb (But see Cv.Trs.i.66,n.3).

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