Kaw Silumina. 25 likes. Book. Kaw Silumina. Privacy · Terms. About. Kaw Silumina. Book. 25 people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for. He is also the author of “Kaw Silumina” which is regarded as the greatest poetry book in Sinhala. The film mainly focuses on the life of the. The Kingdom of Dambadeniya was a medieval kingdom in what is present day Sri Lanka. The kingdom’s rulers reigned from –

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He tried to bring back the tooth relic to island via establishing diplomatic relationships with the Pandyan Kingdom. His son succeeded as king Parakramabahu IV. Chola occupation of Anuradhapura. Nestled in with other large rocks, folk legend relates how the rocks were all transformed animals.

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Dambadeniya Yapahuwa Polonnaruwa Kurunagala. There are several caves at the base of the rock. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Law Constitution Constitutional Council. He was able to bring about the unity among the Sangha that ksw fled in various directions due to the hostile activities of the invader Kalinga Magha and succeeded in holding a Buddhist convention in to bring about peace among the Buddhist clergy.

In the 13th century the city had a main citadel and today only a few remains are left of the tooth relic temple apart from a few stone steps and part of a doorway. The kingdom’s rulers reigned from — Dipavamsa Mahavamsa Culavamsa Rajaveliya. Parakramabahu not only translated the Buddhist Jataka tales into Sinhala, he also commissioned a number of temples to be built including the Alutnuwara Dewale in the Kegalla District.

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One cave has a Brahmi script inscription. Unifying the three kingdoms that existed within Sri Lanka at that point of time is regarded as greatest achievement. It is the “city of the elephant rock” which is a literal translation and is so named because of a large elephant shaped rock decorating the landscape. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Tooth Relic was brought from Dambadeniya and kept in the Tooth Temple built for the purpose at the top of the third staircase.

Sjlumina help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Following its capture, Yapahuwa was largely abandoned and inhabited by Buddhist monks and religious ascetics. Among them are books of poetry such as Kausilumina, MuwadewdawathaSidath sangarawaButhsaranaSaddharma Rathnawaliya. The relics were carried away from the temple to South India by the Pandyas, and then recovered in by Parakkramabahu III —who temporarily placed them in safety at Polonnaruwa.

He was followed not long after by the reign of his silumjna King Parakramabahu IV — He is the greatest king of Kurunegala period. Book Category Portal WikiProject. He was known as Panditha Parakramabahu II because of his services towards Buddhism, education and literature.

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Kurunegala was also one of the districts in which the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha was kept and venerated. Kurunegala, was once known as Hasthishailya-pura and in some literature as Athugal-pura Ethagala.

Once, long ago there was a severe drought and the people became alarmed when many animals began consuming the water and threatened the water supply, so a local witch helped out by turning some of them into stone. This article needs additional citations for verification. Later on after the capital changed, the tooth relic was removed to the new capital Jayavardanapura Kotte closer to Colombo by king Virabahu but subsequent Portuguese colonial power in began to cause the deterioration of Buddhist activities and fearing for the safety of the relic, it was secreted away by Buddhist monks to the kingdom of Sitawaka ruled by king Mayadunne.


Kurunegala was the capital city of Sri Lanka from In this enclosure there are the remains of a number of buildings including a Buddhist shrine. He was well known for his modest behaviour and for his religious activities. Though prior to all these events, the tooth relic had also been kept for a time at Polonnaruwa, Yapahuwa and Dambadeniya.

He followed his father’s footsteps as a writer and continued with the religious activities started by his brother Vijayabahu IV.

Among the books he wrote are Kausiluminawhich is considered a great piece of literature. This page was last edited on 3 Juneat He was killed in the second year of his reign by a minister called Miththa. Retrieved from ” https: He was responsible for writing ‘Dalada sirita’. Many traces of ancient battle defences can still be silumin, while an ornamental stairway, is its biggest show piece.

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The earlier capitals include the city of Panduvasnuwara in the north-west where visitors can see the remains of a moated palace along with Buddhist monasteries dating from the 12th century, Dambadeniya to the south-west, dating from the midth century, and the fortress of Yapahuwa in the north circa