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Vīrabāhu

1. Vīrabāhu.– Younger brother of Vijayabāhu I. He was made uparājā and put in charge of Dakkhiṇadesa. He married Subhaddā. He helped the king in the conquest of Pulatthipura when the Velakkāra troops revolted. Cv.lix. 11, 43; lx. 40.

2. Vīrabāhu.– The surname assumed by Mānābharaṇa (1). when he became governor of Dakkhiṇadesa, with his headquarters at Puṅkhagāma. He also bore the title of Mahādipāda. This Mānābharaṇa was the father of Parakkamabāhu I. Cv.lxi.26; lxii.4, 62.

3. Vīrabāhu.– Son of Kittinissaṅka. He ruled for only one night. Cv.lxxx.27.

4. Vīrabāhu.– Sister’s son to Parakkamabāhu I. He defeated the Jāvakā under Candabhānu, and, in celebration of his victory, worshipped Visnu at Devanagara and erected the Nandana pariveṇa.¹ When Vijayabāhu IV became king, Vīrabāhu lived at court, helped the king in his duties as a devoted friend and was constantly in his company. He was specially commissioned by the king to restore Pulatthipura to its original grandeur, and, after its restoration,² was appointed to live there as governor of the Northern Province. He was in charge of the ordination ceremony at Sahassatittha (q.v.)

¹ Cv.lxxxiii.41 ff. ² Cv.lxxxvii.15; lxxxviii.5, 217, 55, 67, 90; lxxxix. 11, 48.

5. Vīrabāhu.– Successor to Bhuvanekabāhu V. Cv.xci.13; see Cv. Trs.ii.214, n. 2.

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