A Yakkha maiden, whom Vijaya married on his arrival in Ceylon. With her assistance he killed the Yakkhas at their feast in Sirīsivatthu. Later Vijaya discarded her in favour of a royal maiden from Madhurā, and she left, with her two children Jīvahattha and Dipellā, for Lankāpura, where she was slain as a spy. Her children fled to Malaya and their descendants became the Pulindas (Mhv.vii.9-68).

Kuvannā had as companion a slave called Sisapātī (Sīsapātikā). v.l. Kuvenī.


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