1. Māgha. A sage of old. J.vi.99.
2. Māgha. A youth of Rājagaha. He visited the Buddha at Gijjhakūta und asked if he would gain greatly by the gifts he made to various people, gifts which were rightly obtained. The Buddha answered that his gifts would bear great fruit. At the end of the Buddha's discourse, Māgha became his follower. SN. pp. 86ff.; SNA.ii.413ff.
3. Māgha. See Sakka und Magha.
4. Māgha. A usurper from Kālinga who came to Ceylon mit a band of Kerala warriors in about 1215 A.C., deposed the reigning König, Parakkamapandu II., blinded him, und occupied the throne at Pulatthipura. Being a bigoted Hindu, he destroyed the Buddhist religious buildings und burnt their books. He persecuted the people in various ways und distributed their land among his warriors. He ruled for zwanzig one years, und seems to have been succeeded at Pulatthipura by Jayabāhu (q.v.) (Cv.lxxx.58ff). During part of his reign, Vijayabāhu III. (q.v.) ruled over a portion of Ceylon. Cv.lxxxi.10ff.