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Giritata (Ghitatāka)

A reservoir built by Aggabodhi II (Cv.xlii.67).

Near it was the village of the same name, where Parakkamabāhu I once encamped with his army (Cv.lxx.312).

There the monks interviewed him on behalf of Gajabāhu and persuaded him to restore to the latter his kingdom (Cv.lxx.329 f).

Later, the village was occupied by Mānābharaṇa and his army (Cv.lxxii.149).

The reservoir was among those repaired by Parakkamabāhu I, and from there he carried the canal Kāverī, thus joining Giritata to the Kaddūravaḍḍhamāna reservoir. (Cv.lxxix.33, 55; see also Cv.Trs.i.312, n.3; 334 n.1).

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