I have already had occasion to mention how Magadha came to receive its modern name of Behar55.
These injunctions of the Buddhist sovereign of Magadha were religiously observed by many of the Ceylon kings.
At any rate the record of his last days opens at Rjagaha, the capital of Magadha.
This implies that the kingdom of Magadha was known and respected in Ceylon, and we hear that the mission included a Brahman.
The proofs which have been brought forward in favour of Ceylon, and of Magadha, would seem to rest upon very slender foundations.
But it still remains uncertain whether the earliest Burmese Buddhism came direct from Magadha or from the south.
Sa'kya, kya, skt., the name of a royal race in the northern frontiers of Magadha.
In the next year a mission was despatched to Magadha to obtain Sanskrit texts.
As a youth he was driven into exile by his kinsman, the reigning king of Magadha.
It was in this fashion that the Buddhists of Magadha accepted Śktist and tantric ideas.