Who is the son of King Pandukabhaya?

Mutasiva was the son of King Pandukabhaya. The king ruled for sixty years which was an unbroken peaceful era of the country. He was the creator of Mahamevnāwa Park in Anuradhapura which is the only historical record of his accomplishments.

Who became King after devanampiyatissa?

Tissa, later Devanampiya Tissa, was one of the earliest kings of Sri Lanka based at the ancient capital of Anuradhapura from 247 BC to 207 BC….Devanampiya Tissa of Anuradhapura.

Devanampiya Tissa
Mihintale Stone Statue of King Tissa
Reign 247 BC – 207 BC
Predecessor Mutasiva
Successor Uttiya

Who is Deega Gamini?

Deega Gamini and Unmada Chitra Bhadhrakachchayana and King Panduwasdewa. She was their only daughter and had ten older brothers. At the time of her birth, the royal fortune tellers warned the king that the son born to Unmada Chitra would grow up to kill her brothers and his uncles and take the throne for himself.

Who is King Pandukabhaya father?

King Panduvasdew
His story is one wrapped in myth and legend. He was the only child of Princess Unmadachithra (daughter of King Panduvasdew and Queen Baddhakachchana) and Prince Dighagamini (son of Prince Digayu and Princess Disala).

Who is the last king of Anuradhapura?

Mahinda V of Anuradhapura
Mahinda V was King of Anuradhapura in the 11th century. He was the last of the Anuradhapura Kingdom as well as from the House of Lambakanna II. In 993, he fled to Ruhuna, the southern part of the country, when a Chola invasion led by Rajaraja Chola I captured Anuradhapura.

Who was the first settler of Sri Lanka?

Legendary origins. According to the Sinhalese tradition, as recorded in the Mahavamsa, the first Indian settlers on Sri Lanka were Prince Vijaya and his 700 followers, who landed on the west coast near Puttalam (5th century bce).

Who is Baddakachchayana?

Baddakachchayana. The story of Baddakachchayana is similar to that of Vihara Maha Devi, as she was sent in a ship by her father, who couldn’t fulfil the wishes of all the princes who sought her hand in marriage. She arrived in Gokanna (the present Trincomalee) area, according to the Mahawamsa .

Who are the brothers of Unmada chithra?

Unmada Chithra named her son Pandukhabhaya, Pandu after her father , Panduvasdeva and Abhaya after her brother Prince Abhaya. The little Prince who grew up in a village later became King Pandukhabaya, the first Monarch of the Kingdom of Anuradhapura.

Who founded Anuradhapura?

Prince Pandukabhaya
Founded during the 4th century BC, Anuradhapura quickly became both the capital of Ceylon and the sacred city of Buddhism on the island. The Chronicles of Mahanam, a narrative written 1,000 years later, affirms that it was founded in 380 BC by Prince Pandukabhaya.

How old is Anuradhapura?

Anuradhapura, a Ceylonese political and religious capital that flourished for 1,300 years, was abandoned after an invasion in 993. Hidden away in dense jungle for many years, the splendid site, with its palaces, monasteries and monuments, is now accessible once again.

Who is minneriya Deviyo?

After the construction of the Minneriya reservoir, Mahasen was regarded as a god or deity, and was called Minneri Deviyo (God of Minneriya). After his death, a shrine was built for him near the Minneriya reservoir, the remains of which can be seen to this day.