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Hatthadāṭha

1. Hatthadāṭha.– A nephew of Dāṭhopatissa I who fled to Jambudīpa when Dāṭhopatissa was defeated by Kassapa II. He later returned with a Damiḷa force, defeated Dappula II, who was then on the throne, and became king under the name of Dāṭhopatissa II (650‑58 A.C.) (Cv.xliv.154). His nephew, Aggabodhi, became Viceroy and governor of Dakkhiṇadesa. Hatthadāṭha gave Senāmagāma to the Kassapa-vihāra, Mahāgalla to the meditation hall (padhānaghara), Kasagāma to the Mayūra-pariveṇa, and Puṇṇeli to the Thūpārāma. He built the Kappura-pariveṇa and the Tiputthulla-pariveṇa in the Abhayuttara-vihāra. Mānavamma of Rohaṇa rose in rebellion against him, but was defeated in a battle. Dāṭhopatissa was succeeded by Aggabodhi VI Cv.xlv.22, 78 f; xlvi.1; xlvii.4, 36, 39.

2. Hatthadāṭha.– A native of Uṇhanagara. He was summoned to Sri Lanka by the Damiḷa Potthakuṭṭha and consecrated king (676 A.C.). He built the meditation hall (padhānaghara) in Kāladīghāvika and died after a reign of only six months, killed by the soldiers of Mānavamma. Cv.xlvi.45; xlvii.57; see also Cv. Trs.i.102, n.3.

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