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Mahallaka Nāga, Mahalla Nāga

Father-in-law and commander-in-chief of Gajjabāhukagāmaṇi.

After Gajjabāhuka’s death he became king of Sri Lanka and reigned for six years (196‑202 A.C.).

He built seven vihāras: Sejalaka, Gotapabbata, Dakapāsāna, Sālipabbata, Tanaveli, Tobbalanāgāpabbata and Girihālika.

He was succeeded by his son Bhātikatissa. Mv.xxxv.123 ff; xxxvi.1; MT.657; Dpv.xxii.15 ff., 29.

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