Synonyms for pirivena or Related words with pirivena
Examples of "pirivena"
in Pepiliyana is a 600-year-old
, known for being one of the places of study in Buddhism. Pepiliyana Sunethradevi Maha
During the Dambadeniya Period (1232 - 1271AD) many pirivenas such as Maha Mahinda
were started and Buddhist literature such as Pujawaliya, Saddharmaratn- awaliya, Attanagalu Wansaya were written. The number of Buddhist education institutions increased gradually and by 1500 AD there were several pirivenas, which became famous due to the bhikkus who contributed immensely for the development of the Sinhala language and literature. Some of these institutions were:
3. Keragala Padmawathie
- (Keragala Vanaratana Thero)
2. Veedagama Ghanananda
- (Veedagama Maithree Thero)
4. Pepiliyana Sunethradevi
- (Named after the King’s Mother)
1. Thotagamuwe Sri Vijayaba
- (Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera)
Sri Dharmaloka is a Buddhist English school established in Peliyagoda in 1938 under the patronage of Vidyalankara
. It was named after Ratmalane Sri Dharmaloka Thera, who was the founder of the Vidyalankara
The ancient Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara also was repaired by the king Parakramabahu VI and Sri perakumba
and Sunethra Devi
have become most famous monasteries in the country and still the same.
The "Vidyodaya University and Vidyalankara University Act No. 45 of 1958" elevated Vidyodaya
at Maligakanda and the Vidyalankara
at Kelaniya into two separate universities. Vidyodaya University and Vidyalankara University opened in 1959.
The historic Siri Parakumba
is said to be have constructed at the Gabada Wattha of King Parakramabahu VI. The
was begun in 1875 as a monastic educational institute by Hingulawala Jinrathana Anu Nayaka Thero of the Kotte Chapter.
Formerly he was the principal of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Maha
, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
, Kelaniya which was established by Ven. Ratmalane Dharmaloka Maha Thera was promoted to the state of University by the government in 1958. Vidyalankara
gave due place to language, religion and literature at a time of their degradation. Intellectuals such as Ven. Ratmalane Sri Dharmarama Thera, Don Baron Jayatilaka, Mudaliar Palis Fernando Wimalagunawardena, Nicholas Attygalle are some of the earliest products of Vidyalankara
Bibiladeniye Mahanama was born on 31 October 1989 at the government hospital in Dompe. His birth name, Wanaviraja Wasala Mudhiyanselage Lahiru Madhusanka, was given to him by his mother, Indrani Tennakoon, and father, Wanaviraja Wasala Mudhiyanselage Abeyratne Bandara. He is the eldest of their three children. Lahiru had his primary education at Jayanthi Central College in Nikaweratiya. He was ordained a Buddhist monk on 27 July 1999 and given his present name Bibiladeniye Mahanama. He was a student of Kotawila Sri Premaloka Thero at the Vidyawardena
in Dehiwela. and Wahantare Siddhartha thero at Sri Shailathalaramaya - Panduwasnuwara. His initial
education was at the Paramadhamma Cheitiya
in Ratmalana since 1999, and continued his higher studies at the Sri Pandukabhya
in Panduwasnuwara. His Advanced Level education was at the Kurunegala Baudhaloka Vidyawarthana
under the guidance of Wahantare Siddhartha Thero.
The kings who ruled during this period built Buddhist schools for monks which were known as the
In 1932, Ven. Jinavamsa founded the Granthakara
with 5 students. Later it was registered as a grant aided
under the Government on the recommendation of C. W. W. Kannangara. Ven. Jinavamsa obtained the monastic degree ‘Rajakeeya Panditha’ in 1945, and was awarded honorary membership of the Oriental Languages Society in 1946.
is one of the largest Buddhist pirivenas in Sri Lanka. Located in Peliyagoda, it is nearly 100 years old. Under the pirivena's leadership, several schools were started in the region; one is Sri Dharmaloka College, one of the primary colleges in the region. Vidyalankara
was founded on November 1, 1875 by Venerable Ratmalane Sri Dharmaloka Thera.
Saddhatissa was born in 1914 Hammalawa, a hamlet in the northwest of Sri Lanka. He ordained as a sāmaṇera (novice monk) at the age of twelve in 1926. He received his early education at the Sastrodaya
at Sandalankawa and continued his higher studies at Vidyodaya
, Colombo, where he passed the final examinations with honours.
was one of the prominent "piriven" (a monastic college, similar to a seminary, for the education of Buddhist monks) in Sri Lanka. It was founded in 1873 by Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera and later in 1959, the
was granted the university status by the Government of Sri Lanka.
Munidasa first studied at the Dikwella Buddhist School. Later his father died and he attended St. Thomas' College, Matara. Then he attended the Dikwella Watarukanna (Wewurukannala
to learn Pali and Sanskrit in order to become a Buddhist monk. But due his family's discontent, he entered the Government Teachers' College in Colombo. He graduated after two years of training in 1907.
Venerable Dhammananda enrolled at the Sri Dhammarama
, Ratmalana in 1935, and then at the Vidyawardhana Buddhist Institute, Colombo, 1937 for a more detailed study of the Buddha's teaching. His mentor was Venerable Kotawila Deepananda Nayaka Thera. Upon completion of his studies in 1938, he entered Vidyalankara
, in Peliyadoga, Kelaniya, a prestigious Buddhist college that has since been upgraded into a university.
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