This book is in 3 parts.

  Chapter 1-37. ends with verse no 50.

Part II- Contents .

MAHAVAMSA-CONTENTS OF CHAPTERS 37 -72. Continues from verse number 51 of Chapter 37. As published by W Geiger.

Chap. 37

Sirimeghavana[362-389AD] atones for the wrongs done to the Bihkhus of the Mahavihera by his father Mahasena[334-361AD] (v 51-63).Buildings erected by the king (64-5). – Erection of a golden Image of Mahinda (66-86). — Further works (87-91). The Tooth Relic comes to Ceylon (92-7). Further meritorious works of the king (98-9).  King Jethatissa I[389-398 AD]., a skilled carver in Ivory (100-4). King  Buddhatissa’s[ 398-326AD] meritorious works(105-11). — Marvellous healing of men and animals (112-44). Further meritorious works, propitiation of one who had been his foe in a former life (145-74). – The Thera Mahadhammakathin (175). Eighty sons of the king named after the disciples of the Buddha (176-8). Upatissa I[427-457 AD]. his meritorious works (179-88) Saves the land from drought (189-98). Clemency of the king, also towards Criminals (199-208) Mahanama[468-490 AD] and his architectural works (209-14). – History of Buddhaghosa (215-48).

Chap. 38

Sotthisena murdered by his sister who places her husband. the king’s umbrella-bearer, on the throne in his stead 1-3). – Mittasena (4-10). The Damila Pandu (11-13). History of Dhatusena’s youth (14-28). Successors of Pandu[11-13] Parinda, Khuddapdarinda, Tiritara, Dathiya, Pithiya[29-34). – Dhatusena, his architectural works, construction  the Kalavapi and other meritorious deeds (35-79).His sons Kassapa and Moggallana, flight of Moggallana to Jambudipa (80-6). Dhatusena dethroned and slain by Kassapa; his fate the consequence of in wrong done to a bikkhu (87-115).

Chap. 39

Kassapal.founds Sihagiri; he seeks to expiate his parricide by pious actions (1-19). Moggallana comes from Jambudipa ; Kassapa defeated in battle dies by his own hand (20-28).  Moggallana  performs meritorious works, punishes the adherents of Kassapa, builds viharas (29-43).  History of Silakala; he brings the hair Relic to Ceylon (44-56) End of Moggallana (57-9).

Chap. 40

Kumaradatusen a, Kittisena, Siva reign meritoriously (1-5).Upatissa ll makes Silakala his sonin-Iaw; his son is Kassapa (6-9). Revolt of Silakala; Kassapa losing the battle commits suicide. Death of Upatissa (10-25) Silakala; his meritorious works (26-32) His three sons (33-6). Th Dhammadhatu comes to Cylon(37-41) Silakala’s second son Dathapabhuti seizes the sovereignty; murders his younger brother and is attacked by his elder brother Moggallana. Duel of the brothers. Dathapabhuti  takes his own life(42-53).—Moggallana II; his reverence for the teaching of the Buddha, his meritorious works (54-63). His son Kiitiririmegha. Disturbances in the kingdom (64-8). History of Mahanaga (69-90). Mahanaga slays the king and seizes the throne (91-3).  Meritorious works of Mahanega (94-103).

Chap. 42

Aggabodhi I.; his character and. his meritorious works(1-34) The thera Jotipala and the adipada Dathapabhuti (35-39). Aggaboddhi II, The Kalinga King comes his his consort  to Ceylon and is received into the order by Jotipala (40-50)a temple for the collar bone Relic (51-60).  Further meritorious works (61-69).


Samghatissa becomes king. Moggallana the Senapati of Aggabodhi revolts against him and gains the upper hand through the treachery of Sanghatissa’s  General (1-21).Mogallana III. As king has a young son of Samghatissa’s  mutilated (22-7). Another son . Jetthatissa escapes to Malaya. Samghatissa himself with a third son and his minister are caught during flight and beheaded (28-43). Meritorious  work of Moggallana III (44-52). The King quarrels with the trecherous general and has him mutilated. The general son joins  Jetthatissa, defeats Moggallana and while Jetthatissa remains in Malaya, ascends the throne under the name of Silameghavanna (53-64). His meritorious works (65-9). Sirinaga an uncle of Jeflhatissa comes with a Damlla army but is defeated(70-3).Divisions in the  Abhayagiri-Vihare. Purification  of the Church (74-81). The king, death (82). Succeeded by his son Aggabodhi III. Sirisamghabodhi.  Revolt by Jetthatissa II. Aggabodhi flees to Jambudipa(83-94). Reign of Jetthatissa II. (95-102).  Aggabodhi comes from Jambudip a, Jettthatissa is defeated and takes his life (103-12) His Minister does likewise; the queen also dies (113-7). Second reign of Aggabodhi lIl. ; his meritorious works (118-22).After the murder of Mana the king’s younger brother Kassapa is appointed yuvaraja (123-4). Dathopatissa revolts and  drives out the king (125-9). The wars of the two kings damage- the country; violent actions of Dathopatissa and  Kassapa; death of Aggabodhi III (130-44) Kassapa II  becomes King after _defeating Dathopatissa and makes good  his former misdeeds (145-51). Last attempt  of Dafhopatissa  regain the throne and his death (152-5).


Meritorious works of Kassapa II; the thera Mahadhammakathin( 1-5), The king entrusts kingdom and sons to his to his nephew  Mana and dies (6-10). Revolt of the Damilas. While Mana  raises his father Dappula I. to the throne,Hatthadatha’s a nephew of Dalhopatissa I comes from Jambudipa and seize, the sovereignty (11-21) – He reigns as Dathopatissa II. His conflict with the bhikkhus of the Mahavihara; his death (22-37) Early history of Dappula l; his meritorious works in Rohana (38-82)


Aggabodhi lV.Sirisamghabodhi  becomes king; his character; meritorious work  of himself and his officials (1-33)-His death(34-8).The Damila  a Potthakutta raises at first Datta and later Hatthadatha to the throne  while carrying on the government himself (39-47).

Chap 47

History of Manavamma. He goes to Jambudipa  enters the service of Narasiha  and becomes his friend (1-14) He supports him in his war with Vallabha (15-27) Out of gratitude Narasiha gives him an army with which to gain the sovereignty in Ceylon. The army however leaves him in  the lurch and he has again to seek refuge in Jambudipa (28-41). He returns with a freshly equipped army to Ceylon and gains the the Victory. Hatthadatha is slain by the populace  Potthakuttha kills himself (42-61) — Manavamma as king.(62-66).

Chap 48

Aggaboilhi V and his works (1-19) – Reign of Kassapa III. (20-5). – Mahinda I rules adipada  without adopting the royal title(26-38).Asggabodhi Vl . Silemegha,he  quarrels with cousin of the same name; war and reconciliation of the two(39-54)  conflict with a third Aggabodhi (55-63).Meritorious, works of the king (64-7). Aggabodhi  Vll.and his deeds(68-75).-Mahinda ll [ 767-727 AD] reigns at  first in the name of the widowed queen(76-89).—He twice defeats Dappula the sister’s son of his father (90-112) – The king marries the queen dowager and begets with her a son whom he makes uparaja (113;). – A renewed struggle with Dappula  ends with a treaty(116-32) Meritorious work of the king (133-48) After the death of the uparaja king transfers the dignity to an elder son of the period his regency (149-60).

Chap. 49

The Uparaja, probably Udaya I. becomes king; he crushes i rebellion; weds his daughter Deva to a prince Mahinda of Rohana(1-13). Meritorious works of the king and his consort (14-37). His son Mahinda III. becomes king (38-42). – Aggabodhi VIII. his meritorious works (43-50). His reverence for his mother (51-61). Further proofs :: his noble character (62-4). Dappula II. Supports Kittaggabodhi in gaining possession of Rohana (65-73). Meritorious works of the king and of the Senepati Vajira [74-82). Aggabodhi IX. Mahinda, son of Mahinda III who would have been the rightful successor flees to Jambudipa(83-6). – Meritorious works of the king (87-93).

Chap. 50

S e n a I. His meritorious works. Removal of Mahinda .Younger brothers of the king (1-7). Revolt of Udaya and reconciliation (8-11). Incursion of the Paudu king. Is successful in battle. Sena flees to Malaya., The Yuvaraja Mahinda kills himself, his brother Kassapa wins through. The capital is occupied and plundered by the Damilas (12-37). After making a treaty with Sena the Pandu king retires with great booty. Sena returns to the capital and settles the succession (38-49). Dynastic strife in Rohana, intermarriage with the Rohana line (50-60). Meritorious works of the Royal couple and of their minister (61-87).


Sena II., his character, his family (1-21) Conceives the plan  of a war of retaliation against the Damilas (22- 6 ) Supporting a Pandu prince in his claims to the throne, he sends his senapati with an army to the Continent.  Madhura is taken and plundered and the captured treasures brought  back to Ceylon (27-51). The Pansukulika bhikkhus of the Abhayagiri found a special sect (52). – Meritorious works of the Yuvaraja Mahinda ; his death (53-62). – Meritorious work of the king, of his consort and of his senapati (63-89).Udaya II. Intermarriages in the royal family (90-3). Kittaggabodhi revolts and seizes Rohana. The king sends great nephew against him. Conquest of Rohana (94-125). – Punishment of the rebels; meritorious works of the kin(126-36).

Chap. 52

Kassapa IV. and his family (1-3). Revolt of Print Mahinda in Rohana and reconciliation with him (4-9).Purification of the church (10). Meritorious works of the king and of his dignitaries (11-36). Kassapa V. Meritorious works of the king, honouring of the sacred scripture Meritorious works of relatives of the royal family (37-69). -Kassapa supports the Pandu king in war against the Cola king; his army obliged to return in consequence of a pestilence (70-82).

Chap. 53

Dappula III. dies after a short reign (1-3). – Dappula I harbours the Pandu king who flees to him; meritorious work of the king and of his sendpati (4-12). Udaya III. Th Uparaja Sena abuses the right of asylum of the Tapovana the bhikkhus betake themselves to Rohana (13-5). The Uparaja with his friend forced to flee thither from the enraged populace. Reconciliation with the priests and return to the capital (16-27).- Sena III. Meritorious works (28-38)Udaya IV. Invasion of the Colas, flight of the king Rohana. Retreat of the Colas after an unsuccessful attack Rohana (39-45). The senapati of the king, Viduragga undertakes a campaign in the Cola country (46-7)- – Meritorious works of Udaya (48-52).

Chap. 54

Sena IV. His character and his works (1-6). Mahinda IV. marries a Kalinga princess. His war with the Cola Prince Vallabha ended by a treaty (7-16) Honour shown him to distinguished theras  and many other meritorious works of the king, as of the Queen Kitti and of her son and of the Sakka-senapati (17-56) Sena V  Conflict with the  Senapati Sena because the king makes Udaya sendpati instead of him (57-6l).  The king forced to flee to Rohana. Sena favours the Damilas on whose. support he relies. The king dismisses Udaya, makes friends with Sena and returns to the Capital (62-9). – Drinks himself to death (70-3)

Chap. 55

M ahinda V. reigns in Anuradhapura, Mutiny of the Kerala mercenaries. the king flees to Rohana. The other provinces ravaged by the licentious soldiery (1-12) The Chola king exploits the disturbances. He invades the country, plunders it and seizes the king, his consort and all valuables ::j-22). – The generals Kitti and Buddha organize successful  resistance in Rohana in favour of Prince Kassapa (23-32)Mahinda dies after a twelve years captivity in the Cola country (33-4).

Chap. 56,

Kassapa VI. Vikkamabahu prepares a campaign against  the Colas, but dies before accomplishing it (1-6) He is succeeded by the usurpers Kitti, Mahalanakitti, Vikkamapandu. Jagatipala  and Parakkama. They are restricted to Rohana,the Colas are masters of the country(7-17).

Chap. 57

General Loka prince in Rohana (1-2). Early history of Kitti. the later Vijayabahu: Kassapa and his sons Manavamma and Mana (3-26). Kassapa hustrand of Lokita, father of Moggallana and Loka (27-30). A grandson of Dapotissa becomes a bhikkhu and gains a high reputation(31-9) Kitti, son of Moggallena and Lokita the daughter of Bodhi  gives early proofs of his heroism. Becomes chief opponent of Loka (40-64). – After Loka’s death he conquers and slays Kassapa who was about to seize the sovereignty and becomes himself lord of Rohapa (65-76).


Kitti rules in Rohana under the name of Vijayabahu. Evades an attack by the Colas (1-6). Prepares for war (7-10). Defeats a second Cola army sent against him. Advances on Pulatthinagara but has again to abandon it (11-32). After suppressing a revolt in Rohana he fights a decisive action (33-39). – Ably supported by his generals he takes Anurddhapura and Pulatthinagara, the Colas give up the fight (40-59).

Chap. 59

The kingdom made secure, preparations for the coronation, suppression of the revolt of Adimalaya (1-6). After his consecration as king in Anuradhapura Vijayabahu returns to Pulatthinagara. Adopts the name of Sirisamghabodhi (7-10). Granting of titles to his brothers and of offices to his followers (11-4). Suppression of a rebellion in Rohana, Malaya and Dakkhinadesa (15-22). – Wives and children of the king (23-33).Perceives signs in his daughter Ratanavali that she will become the mother of a famous son(34-9) . Marries his daughters, Ratanavali and Lokanatha, to the sons of his sister. Further marriages of a dynastic character (40-51).

Chap. 60

Vijayabdhu’s architectural works. Cares for the Church by fetching bhikkhus from Ramanna. Further  meritorious works (1-23). The Cola king ill-treats envoys of King Vijaya- behu. The latter arms for war. A revolt of the Velakkaras is bloodily suppressed (24-44). At the coast he awaits in vain the arrival of the Colas (45-7). Tanks repaired by the king, ecclesiastical buildings erected, condign punishment of the nrahesi who had disturbed the peace of the viharas (48-62). The road to Samantakuta rendered safe, meritorious works for the good of the priesthood, encouragement of the art of poetry, support of the poor (63-82) ,Works  the king’s followers (83-5). Death of Vijayabahu after settling the succession  (86-91).


Manabharana and his two brothers make Jayabahu king to the exclusion of Vikkamabahu.Vikkamabahu conquers them and seized Pulatthinagara (1-20). — The brothers divide Rohana and Dakkhinadesa between them, renew the war but are again beaten (21-35). Invasion of Vlradeva who advances as far as Pulatthinagara but is finally defeated by Vikkamabdhu (36-47).Anarchy in the country ,many bikkhus taking with them the tooth and alms-bowl relics seeks refuge along with members of noble houses in Rohana(48-73).

Chap. 62

Jayabahu’s death, children of Vallabha and Manabharana(1) : – Dreams of Manabharana and his consort presage the birth of a distinguished son (2-29)._ Good works of Manabharana; pregnancy of Ratanvali; birth of a boy who receive the name of Parakkamabahu (30-52). ._ At the news of this Vikkamabahu desires to bring up the child at his court: refusal of the father (53-66). – Death, of Manabharana  Virabahu (67).


Kittisirimegha, the second brother takes over the province ruled by Manabharana, Dakkhinadesa; the third, Sirivallabha  takes over Rohana with the capital Mahanagahula together with the upbringing of Parakkama. Marries Manabharana daughter to his son (1 -17).- In Pulatthinagara Gajabahu ascends the throne ; successfully repulses attacks by Kittisirimegha and Sirivallabha (18-37).-Parakkamabahu’s youth.The Prince leaves the court of Sirivallabha and betakes him-selves to his uncle Kittisirimegha in sankhanayakatthali (38-53).

Chap. 64

Kittisirimegha and his nephw Parakkamabahu visit the general Sankha in Badalatthali; celebration of the upanayana festival for the prince (1-17). Death of Sirivallabha. Is succeeded in Rohana by his son, the younger Manabharana. Each of M.’s two wives bears him a son (18-2 4). – Parakkama- bahu’s ambition aroused by the history of the heroes of antiquity. To gather information as to the political   conditions in Rajaratta he decides to go thither in person and leaves the town by night (25-64).


The Prince meets his followers at the appointed trysting-place and comes to Badalatthali (1-26). General Sankha is surprised, receives the prince nevertheless with due honours. As Parakkama however fears betrayal by him he has him slain (27-37). – Great consternation at the deed. A soldier desirous of avenging Sankha is hewn down (37-44).


Parakkama proceeds farther to Buddhagama (1-19)-Subdues the resistance of the inhabitants (20-34) The commander of Kalavapi, Gokakna, visits the prince. Frightened however, by a dream he flees by night to Kalavapi. His people follow him (35-56). Kittisirimegha determines to fetch the Prince back by force but Parakkama ambushes the troops sent to seize him and cuts them up (57-77) – There follows a series of further skirmishes until the Prince at Janapada reaches the territory of Gajabahu (78-111). Gajabahu receives him with honour. Parakkama now seeks by systematic espionage to discover the temper of the king’s subjects and does the same in the society in which he moves (112-45)- He fetches his sister Bhaddavatl from Rohana. Marries her to the king thus gaining his confidence and makes himself everywhere popular (146-58).

Ch ap. 67

By his determination the prince subdues a mad buffalo. His courage universally admired (1-8). -He decides to return to Dakkhinadesa in order to seize the kingdom from there Gajabahu has no inkling of his, plans (9-31). Flight from Pulatthinagara. All kind of adventures on the the way gives the opportunity of showing his courage(32-54) Kittisirimegha send his people to receive him, his mother Ratanavali  fetches him in person(55-82)Death of Kittisirimegha ;Parakkama in the dignity of of the Mahadipada.

Chap 68

Parakkama  furthers  culture in Dakkhinadesa ; builds dams on r Jajara river and widens the Pandavapi Tank (1-42). Erection of further dams and constructions for increasing the productive power of the country(43-59).

Chap. 69

Military preparations in in particular by organization of recruiting of various districts of the country(1-39)

Chap. 70

Parakkama through his generals extends his dominion over Malaya rata. First encounter with Gajabahu (1-29). _ Adventure with Elk during chase (30-52).Parakkamabahu opens campaign against Rajaratta. His Generals fight those of Gajabahu along the frontier from Pearl District in the west as far as Alisara in the East (53-173) _Parakkama determines to attack Pulatthinagara . Manabharana of Rohana supports him. The town taken after severe fighting, the king captured and generously treated (173-250) Embittered at the looting of their town the inhabitants summons Manabharana, He comes’ seizes all Gajabahu’s  powers, takes him prisoner and plans to remove him. Gajabahu begs for Parakkama’s protection, whose Generals take Pulatthinagara a second time and sets Gajabahu free. Manabharana escapes to Rohana (251-310)Gajabahu tries once more to recover the sovereignty . Once more vanquished he seeks the bhikkhus,  as mediators(311-336).

Chap. 7l

Death of Gajabahu, Parakkamabahu  king (1-5) Gajabahu’s followers summon Manabharana to their support; Parakkama secures the frontier along the Mahavalukaganga against him (6- 18). Parakkama undergoes consecration at the express wish of his ministers (19-32).


Combats at the different fords of the Mahavalukaganga (1-54). _- Parakkama sends his Generals against Rohana also comes the Pancayojana province (55-64). – Revolt of Narayana in Anuradhapura quickIy crushed by Parakkama (65-9). Manabharana succeeds in crossing the Mahavalukaganga  and there follows a series of chequered combats. Parakkama forced eventually to give up Pulatthinagara (70-147).  Forced back to the frontiers of Dakkhinadesa, Parakkama opens a new attack on the capital. His generals fight numerous battles (148-204). Manabharana at bay. Decisive action at Mihiranabibbila; a fortification erected by General Rakkha. Manabharana flees secretly to Rohana, triumphant entry of Parakkamabahu into Pulatthinagara (205-300). Death of Manabharana. Before dying he advises his relatives to give up the resistance to Parakkama (301-10).- Parakkamabahu celebrates his second coronation (311-29).


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