King Parakramabahu's reign in Polonnaruwas marks a climax of Sri Lanka's charisma for Theravada Buddhist monks and scholars from South East Asia. Today and Thursday we cite an articles about Cambodia's Buddhist history, taken from www.angkor-travels.com. We recommend to compare this article with the paragraphs about Tamalinda's journey to Sri Lanka in the wikipedia article about "Buddhism in Cambodia": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Cambodia
"The 13th century saw the rise and the 14th century the triumph of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia, which is the Khmer religion till the present day. Theravada was not practiced by any of the great Angkorian kings - Jayavarman VII was Mahayana Buddhist -, though Hinayana Buddhism (of which Theravada is a variant) is known from very early Cambodian inscriptions. The new teaching that became prevalent was the Sinhalese Theravada version of Sri Lanka, it had been introduced into Burma at the end of the twelfth century by Mon monks.
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