Main article: Prehistory of Sri Lanka According to folklore , the Naga people were one of the groups of original inhabitants of Lanka. They were said to have ruled Nagadeepa , or Jaffna Peninsula and Kelaniya. Naga people were snake-worshipers. Until the third century BC they appear as a distinct group in the early Sri Lankan chronicles as well as the early Tamil literary works.

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Contents[ edit ] It is probably authored by several Buddhist monks or nuns of the Anuradhapura Maha Viharaya in the 3rd-4th century. The Dipavamsa was likely the first completely new Pali text composed in Sri Lanka; it was also among the last texts to be composed anonymously. It does not make any mention of the Buddha visiting Sri Pada.

In the meantime, Sinha-bahu and Sinhasivali, as king and queen of the kingdom of Lala Lata , "gave birth to twin sons, sixteen times. As Vijaya was of cruel and unseemly conduct, the enraged people requested the king to kill his son. But the king caused him and his seven hundred followers to leave the kingdom, and they landed in Sri Lanka, at a place called Tamba-panni, on the exact day when the Buddha passed into Maha Parinibbana. The Dipavamsa gives a fuller account of the arrival of Theri Sangamitta daughter to Asoka , but the epic story of Dutugamunu is treated only briefly, in ten Pali stanzas, while the Mahavamsa devoted ten chapters to it.

Due to the greater attention given to the nuns of Sri Lanka in the Dipavamsa, as well as the description of Sangamitta as being particularly proficient at history, Hugh Nevill suggested that the Dipavamsa might have originated with the nuns community at one or more of the Viharas, rather than being composed by monks. The latter is more coherently organized, and is probably the greatest religious and historical epic in the Pali language.

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Tolkis sinhwla Kassapa emulates a former king Saddhatissa to BC who is remembered as having sought refuge as a prince from attack by his brother Dutthgamani by going to the sanctuary of a vihara. Clranasinghe marked it as to-read Jan 30, From the emphasis of its point-of-view, and being compiled to record the good deeds of the kings who were patrons of the Anuradhapura Maha Viharaya[10] it has been said to support Sinhalese nationalism. He has suffered a lot, and he knows enough is enough, and he wants any excuse to surrender it. There was a dagoba representative of the Buddha for the monks and devotees to pay their reverence to. And when you become sinhaoa Buddha you will see the point — nothing is gained by becoming a Buddha.



These stories describe the Buddha subduing or driving away the yakkhas and nagas that were inhabiting the island and delivering a prophecy that Sri Lanka will become an important Buddhist center. These visits are not mentioned in the Pali Canon or other early sources. Chronicles of Kings of Sri Lanka: This material consists of genealogies and lineages of kings of Sri Lanka, sometimes with stories about their succession or notable incidents in their reigns. This material may have been derived from earlier royal chronicles and king lists that were recorded orally in vernacular languages, and are a significant source of material about the history of Sri Lanka and nearby Indian kingdoms.

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Dilmaran Buddha walking after birth is like Jesus being conceived without sex. When you are free from the prison you have a dance, a celebration in your being. This is considered by some critics as an ethical error. Even Buddha was criticized heavily and insulted by others, during his life time. Happiness is the death of the ego.

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