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This site is online Pāḷi Dictionary (Pāli to Chinese, Pāli to English, Pāli to Japanese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese). The source of the dictionaries come from Pali Canon E-Dictionary Version 1.94 (PCED). The source code of this website is at pali repository on GitHub, and the data of this website is at data repository on GitHub. Any suggestion or questions? Welcome to contact me.

Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Suhemanta Thera:He belonged to a rich brahmin family of a border kingdom.One day he heard the Buddha preach in the Deer Park in Sankassa,and,after joining the Order,became a reciter of the Tipitaka,attaining arahantship in due course.He then became a teacher and counsellor of the monks,instructing them and solving their difficulties.

In the time of Tissa,Buddha he was a forester,and,seeing the Buddha at the foot of a tree,offered him punnāga-flowers.Ninety-one kappas ago he was a king,named Tamonuda (Thag.vs.106; ThagA.i.212f).He is evidently identical with Punnāgapupphiya of the Apadāna.Ap.i.180.

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