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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sangha:1.Sangha.An astrologer (samvacckarikanāyaka) who predicted the destiny of Kitti (afterwards Vijayabāhu I.).It was this prediction which made Buddharāja support Kitti.Cv.lvii.48.

2.Sangha. Father of Sūranimmila; he was the father of seven sons and lived in Khandavitthika.Mhv.xxiii.19.

3.Sangha. An upāsaka who will wait on Metteyya Buddha (Anāgat.vs.61) and be his chief lay patron.Ibid.,98.

4.Sangha.A minister of Dutthagāmanī.He gave alms,in circumstances that won applause from the deity of the king’s parasol,to Mahānāga Thera of Kotagallapabbata,to a monk of Timbarugāma,and to another of Devagirivihāra and Cetiyapabbata.The king sent for him and made him Treasurer.It is probably this same Sangha that is mentioned in the Extended Mahāvamsa (xxxii.246) as destined to become the chief patron of Matteyya Budda.His wife was Sanghadattā (q.v.).Ras.ii.75f,180.

5.Sangha.A minister of Kākavannatissa; his brother was Cullasangha and his daughter Kiñcisanghā.When the latter was taught cooking,the first meal she made was given to the monks.Thus she came to be called Sanghupatthāyikā.Later,she was abandoned by her parents at Nigrodhasālakhanda,but she was rescued by Sakka in the guise of a youth.She gave alms to a monk of Cittalapabbāta when she had been starving for seven days,and also gave her only garment,herself wearing leaves.The king heard of this from the deity of his parasol,and,having sent for her,gave her in marriage to one of his sons.Ras.ii.45f.

Sangha Sutta. The Buddha tells Upāli of ten things which disunite the Order and their ten opposites which unite it.A.v.73.

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