King of Ceylon (3 B.C.-9 A.C.). He was the son of Vattagāmani and his name was Mahānāga (Mhv.xxxiii.45). During the reign of Mahācūli Mahātissa he was a rebel and came to the throne after Mahācūli's death. He destroyed eighteen vihāras which had refused to shelter him as a rebel. He was poisoned by his queen Anulā (Mhv.xxxiv.11ff). It is said (MA.ii.920; DA.ii.433; AA.ii.532) that after death he was born in the Lokantarikaniraya with a body three gāvutas in height.

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