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Laṅkājayamahālekhaka

A title conferred by Devānampiyatissa on Bodhigutta, leader of the embassy that brought the Bodhi tree from India to Sri Lanka. The title was a higher one than that of Jayamahālekhaka, which was conferred on Sumitta.¹ It was evidently continued in later times, because one of the officers of Parakkamabāhu I was called Laṅkāmahālāna (Cv.lxix.12), which appears to be a corruption of “Laṅkāmahālekhakanāyaka.”

¹ See Mbv., p.164 f., for a description of the ceremony of investiture.

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