Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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King of Sri Lanka (1739‑47 A.C.) He was Narinda-sīhā’s brother in law and succeeded him. His wives came from Madhurā and be reigned in Sirivaḍḍhanapura. He had great regard for Saraṇaṅkara Sāmaṇera(q.v.), and invited him to write a commentary on the Cātubhāṇavāra. He held a great festival in honour of the Tooth Relic, erected images in Alokalena, and with the help of the Olandā (Dutch), he sent an embassy to Thailand (Sāminda) to fetch monks from Ayojjhā, but died before they arrived. Cv.xcviii.2 ﬀ.