Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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King of Sri Lanka (circa 1542 A.C.) He succeeded Vijayabāhu VI and claimed descent from Sirisaṅghabodhi. He lived in Sirivaḍḍhanapura (modern Kandy), built eighty-six dwelling houses for the monks and had the Tipiṭaka copied. He went on a pilgrimage to Mahiyaṅgana and Samantakūṭa. He cultivated a rice field himself, and, from the produce, gave alms. Cv.xcii.6 ﬀ.