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Parakkama

1. Parakkama (Parakkanta).– A Paṇḍyan king, probably the son of Vikkamapaṇḍu, who ruled over Sri Lanka for two years (1051‑52). He was slain by the Coḷā. Cv.lvi.16.

2. Parakkama.– A Paṇḍu king of Madhurā. When attacked by Kulasekhara, he appealed for assistance to Parakkamabāhu I of Sri Lanka. Parakkamabāhu sent an army under Laṅkāpura to help him, but by the time the Sinhalese forces arrived, Kulasekhara had slain the king and his family and seized Madhurā. Parakkama’s youngest son, who escaped death, was Vīrapaṇḍu (Cv.lxxvi.76 ff., 142, 193, 200). Parakkama was killed in the village of Tirimalakka. Ibid., lxxvii.52.

3. Parakkama.– The general and minister of Queen Līlāvatī. He belonged to the family of the Kālanāgaras and was responsible for the queen’s accession. He seems to have been slain by the Paṇḍu king Parakkama (4) see below (Cv.lxxx.49, 52). This Parakkama, was a patron of learning, and the Dāṭhāvaṃsa (q.v.) was written at his request.

4. Parakkama.– A Paṇḍu king who deposed Queen Līlāvatī and captured the throne of Sri Lanka. He ruled in Pulatthinagara, but was captured by Māgha and tortured to death. Cv.lxxx.52 ff., 71.

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