Mahinda

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Mahinda (S. Mahendra; T. Dbang chen; C. Moshentuo; J. Mashinda; K. Masinda 摩哂陀) is the Pāli name of the son of Ashoka and Buddhist monk who is credited with converting the Sinhalese king, DEVĀNAṂPIYATISSA, to Buddhism in the third century BCE, thus introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.[1]

The story of Mahinda is recorded in the following Sinhalese texs:[2]

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  1. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Mahinda
  2. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Mahinda


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