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Dharmapāla, Anagārika
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(Sep 17, 1864, Colombo as Don David Hevāvitharana [also: Hewavitarne] – Apr 29, 1933, Benares as Siri Devamitta Dharmapāla) was a leading personality in the Buddhist reform movement and the Singhalese renewal movement (Buddhism: I, 2.e,f). Dharmapāla, who attended Christian schools, already established close ties with important Buddhist reformers during this period, as a result of which he then came into close contact with the leaders of the theosophical movement from 1880 onward. In 1886, he resolved to live in …

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Mürmel, Heinz, “Dharmapāla, Anagārika”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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