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Vikkamabāhu

1. Vikkamabāhu, Vikkamabhuja, Vikkantabāhu.– Surnames of King Kassapa VI. See Kassapa (21).

2. Vikkamabāhu II.– Son of Vijayabāhu I and Tilokasundarī. He had two wives, Sundarī and Līlāvatī (Cv.lix.32, 49 f). He was made Adipāda by Vijayabāhu I, and, when his son Gajabāhu was born, the king gave the province of Rohana for his welfare. Vikkamabāhu lived there with Mahānāgahula (Cv.lx.88 f) as his capital. When Vijayabāhu died, some of Vikkamabāhu’s relations, Jayabāhu and the three sons of Mittā (Mānābharaṇa, Kittisirimegha, and Sirivallabha) conspired to keep him out of the succession, but he defeated them in various battles and took possession of the capital Pulatthipura, losing, however, Dakkhiṇadesa and his former province of Rohaṇa (Cv.lxi.2 f). A year later his enemies again rose in revolt, led by Mānābharaṇa, and, as Vikkamabāhu advanced to Kalyāṇī to fight them, Vīradeva, of Palandīpa (q.v.) landed in Mannāra, and his attention was diverted. In the first engagements, Vikkamabāhu was defeated by Vīradeva and forced to flee to Kotthasāra, but Vīradeva was later defeated and slain at Antaravitthika. From then onwards Vikkamabāhu and the three sons of Mittā (see above) lived each in his province, but became unpopular both with the Saṅgha and the laity owing to their greed and lust. Following the death of Jayabāhu and the Queen Mittā, Vikkamabāhu appears to have been acknowledged king (Vikkamabāhu II); and it was evidently as such that the birth of his nephew, the prince who after became Parakkamabāhu I, was reported to him. Vikkamabāhu had two sons, Mahinda, and Gajabāhu, but asked that his nephew should be sent to the court; this request, however, was not granted (Cv.lxii.58 f). Vikkamabāhu reigned, until his death, for twenty-one years (1116‑1137 A.C.), and was succeeded by his son Gajabāhu. Cv.lxiii.18.

3. Vikkamabāhu.– Son of Gajabāhu and brother of Coḷagaṅgakumāra. Cv.lxx.238.

4. Vikkamabāhu III.– Younger brother of King Kittinissaṅka. He became king on the death of Vīrabāhu I, but reigned for only three months (in 1196 A.C.), after which he was slain by Coḷagaṅga. Cv.lxxx.28.

5. Vikkamabāhu IV.– The king who succeeded Parakkamabāhu V. He was himself succeeded by Bhuvenakabāhu V. Cv.xci. 1, 3; he seems to have reigned for eighteen years (1347‑75 A.C.). See Cv. Trs. ii.212, n.2.

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