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5th century 5th century A.C. Abhayagiri according Aggabodhi Ananda ancient Ceylon Anuradhapura arahant Ariyavamsa Asoka bhikkhus Bodhi brahmanas Buddha Buddha-image Buddhaghosa Buddhist built called cave ceremony cetiya Ceylon chapter Chronicles Colombo dagaba Devanampiya-Tissa dhamma Duttha-Gamani Edict festival Geiger Hien Hiuen Tsiang honour Ibid image-house India Inscription Island Jetavana Kassapa king known lived Maha Mahagama Mahanaga Mahasena Mahavamsa Mahavihara Mahinda Mahinda IV mentioned Mihintale ministers Moggallana monastery monks nikayas offered Pali Commentaries Pamsukulikas Pandukabhaya Paranavitana Polonnaruva popular pre-Buddhist Ceylon preaching pupil Rasavahini recite referred regarded reign religion religious reported robes Rohana rules samanera Sangha Sasana says sect Sena sermon Sinhalese slaves spiritual story sutta Tamil teacher teaching thera Thuparama Tissa Tooth Relic topic of meditation Tripitaka uposatha various vatthu VbhA Vesak vihara village Vinaya word worship xliv xxxix xxxvii yaksas young monk