King Devanampiya Tissa
King Devanampiya Tissa is the second son of King Mutasiva of Sri Lanka. He succeeded the throne around 247 BCE. Before he became king, he was friends with King Asoka.
When Venerable Mahinda (King Asoka's son) was sent to Sri Lanka to spread the teachings of Buddha, King Devanampiya Tissa embraced the religion and helped in the start and spread of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
He built temples, stupas, help develop the sangha and nuns order together with the help of Venerable Mahinda and Bhikkhuni Sanghamitta....
König Schirmherrschaft des Buddhismus
Koning patronage van het boeddhisme
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