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Gaṅgātaṭa, °taṭaka, °taḷāka

A reservoir in Sri Lanka, built by Aggabodhi II (Cv.xlii.67). The country around the reservoir was used as a base in Parakkamabāhu’s war against Gajabāhu (Cv.lxx.286, 300). Gajabāhu lived there in comparative peace during his last days, and he also died there (Cv.lxxi.l, 5). Later, Māgha and Jayabāhu erected fortifications in Gaṅgātata (Cv.lxxxiii.15).

It is identified with the modern Kantalai. See Cv.Trs.i.310, n.3.

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