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5th century 5th century A.C. Abhayagiri according Aggabodhi Ananda ancient Ceylon Anuradhapura arahant arahantship Ariyavamsa Asoka bhikkhus Bodhi brahmanas Buddha Buddha-images Buddhaghosa Buddhist built called cave ceremony cetiya Ceylon chronicles Colombo dagabas Devanampiya-Tissa dhamma Duttha-Gamani Edict festival Hien Hiuen Tsiang honour Ibid image-house India Inscription Island Jetavana Kassapa king known laity large number lived Maha maha-thera Mahagama Mahanaga Mahasena Mahavamsa Mahavihara Mahinda mentioned Mihintale ministers Moggallana monastery monks nikayas offered Pali Commentaries Pamsukulikas Pandukabhaya Paranavitana perhaps popular pre-Buddhist Ceylon preaching pupil recite referred regarded reign religion religious reported residence 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 xxxvii yaksas young monk