Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Milinda Prashnaya

Milinda Prashnaya (also known as Sri Saddharmadasaya) is the Sinhalese translation of the popular Pali work of the Northern Buddhists entitled Milinda Panha (The questions of Milinda), the controversy occurred between the Indo-Greek king Milinda [or Menander I (165/155–130 B.C.)] and the senior Buddhist monk Nagasena on the Buddhist doctrine (Wikramasinghe, 1900). 
 
The translation was carried out by Hinatikumbure Sumangala Thera at the request of King Kirti Sri Rajasinha  [(1747-1780 A.D.) Wikramasinghe, 1900]. Sumangala Thera was a pupil of Attaragama Bandara Rajaguru who was himself a pupil of the Sangharaja Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thera [(1698-1778 A.D.) Wikramasinghe, 1900].

References
1) Wikramasinghe, D. M. D. Z., 1900. Catalogue of the Sinhalese Manuscripts in the British Museum: London. pp.27-28.

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