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Sīhapura

1. Sīhapura.– A city, built by the third son of King Apacara of the Mahāsammata dynasty. J.iii.460.

2. Sīhapura.– A town in Lāla, from which Vijaya and his followers went to Sri Lanka. It was founded by Sīhabāhu, who became its first king (Mhv.vi.35; Dpv.ix.4, 5, 43).

Tilokasundarī, consort of Vijayabāhu I, was born in Sīhapura (Cv.lix.46). It was to the north of Kāliṅga. The south eastern district of Chutiā Nāgpur, to the west of Bengal, is still called Singhabhūm. Cv.Trs.i.213, n.1.

3. Sīhapura.– A suburb of Pulatthipura, in which was the Kusinārā-vihāra. Cv.lxxviii.84.

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