A nickname given to Jetthatissa I. When certain of his ministers chewed reluctance to accompany his father's funeral procession, he finally persuaded them; but when they were assembled he had the gates shut on them, put them to death, and had their bodies empaled on stakes round his father's pyre. Hence his name. Mhv.xxxvi.118-22.

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