These chapters are full of fascinating anecdotes from the Buddha’s present life and previous births. Write a review Rate this item: Although King Pasenadi-Kosala had ordered to offer alms daily to all the five hundred Bhikkhus, yet this lacked the lustre of deep devotion. There was a bet for the defeated to cater oil-cakes to the victors. After offering the oil-cakes to his play-mates, he ran home to thank his mother for the delicacy and urged her to send thereafter only those “no oil-cakes”.


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Thus the listener’s curiosity and piety are excited: English View all editions and formats. Remember me on this computer.

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Yasodara had been born them as a Genteel woman known as Sumitra. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Wednesday, 24 November Such instances were there in the ancient times too. You already recently rated this item. When he lost for the fourth time, his mother, Queen Sanda sent word that there were no oil-cakes. Godakumbura holds this view which is supported by the Nikayasangrahaya in which appears the name of Mayurapada among the names of the Theras who composed religious works along with Ven, Dharmasena and others.


Write a review Rate this item: Mayurapada is an expert in the narration of stories. Pujavaliya is not a translation like Saddarmaratnavali, Saddharmalankara and Saddharmaratnakara but a purely creative, work commenting on the virtue of ‘Araham’ reinforced with facts drawn from Tripitaka, the Buddha’s doctrine.


Afraid of resisting the request of the powerful Kosala, he sent his daughter, Vasabhakhattiya begotten to him by his servant-maid, Mahamundi. A contribution to the history of Ceylon: Add a review and share your thoughts with phjavaliya readers. The king, however, bestowed all that. Advanced Search Find a Library.


Curiosity The stories of Bandula Mallika and Kosala Mallika arouse the listener’s curiosity very much. Please verify that you are not a robot. Likewise in this Jataka, King of Baranes while roaming the streets in disguise one oujavaliya fell into the hands of a gang of robbers who were feasting on a pot of toddy stolen from a toddy-house and was beaten by them right royally calling him a robber!

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Her praises of his dignity and glory are given in eight stanzas beginning with the following: The Bhikkhus, therefore, opted to accept the alms there and began to enjoy them pujavakiya the houses of their own favourite devotees. The king pujavaliy a branch in that house and made for the palace. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Queen Mallika comforted him by displaying her splendid capacity for organisation of an alms-giving and arranged one which could never be outshone by anybody.

A contribution to the history of Ceylon : translated from the “Pujavaliya”

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All the long anecdotes are masterly creations in holding the listeners spell-bound with growing fascination like intricately plotted detective stories which provide only the thrill whereas Pujavaliya offers a wealth of piety inspired with a knowledge of practical use and guidance in secular and spiritual uplift of man and monarch in addition to the recognition of merit in women whereby they are treated with not only equality but also with superiority as in the case of Kosala Mallika’s wisdom.

Preaching proficiency The wide range of the author’s knowledge coupled with his preaching proficiency is evident in the narration of Nanacchanda Jataka which also reminds the reader of King Gajaba of Anuradhapura who, by his nocturnal visits in disguise in the city detected many facts about his rule so far unknown to him.

Cottle, Government Printer “. Finding libraries that hold this item I want to be ordained. Every one of them ends with the Pali stanza: One day, outwitted by the collective act of alms-giving by the whole body of citizens most festively, the King lay in bed dejected.